Sen. Paul Trible
Former Senator for Virginia
Trible is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1988 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Trible sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 26, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.
Trible was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 294 (100th): A joint resolution designating August 9, 1988, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch Day”.
- S.J.Res. 175 (100th): A joint resolution to recognize the efforts of the United States Soccer Federation in bringing the World Cup to the United States in 1994.
- S.J.Res. 121 (100th): A joint resolution designating August 11, 1987, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch Day”.
- S.J.Res. 70 (100th): A joint resolution commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.
- S. 2852 (99th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to release restrictions on the use of certain property conveyed to the Peninsula Airport Commission, Virginia, for airport purposes.
- S.J.Res. 406 (99th): A joint resolution to designate October 4, 1986 as “National Outreach to the Rural Disabled Day”.
- S.J.Res. 256 (99th): A bill designating August 12, 1986, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch Day”.
Does 14 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Trible sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) International Affairs (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Trible recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 2677 (100th): A bill to establish a program of Federal grants to assist local …
- S.J.Res. 345 (100th): A joint resolution to designate October 8, 1988, as “National Day of …
- S.Res. 442 (100th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the President should …
- S. 2481 (100th): Freedom Fighter Assistance Act of 1988
- S. 2297 (100th): Foreign Anti-Drug Corruption Act
- S.J.Res. 294 (100th): A joint resolution designating August 9, 1988, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch …
- S. 2247 (100th): A bill to modify restrictions on the use of certain property conveyed …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Feb 1983 to Oct 1988, Trible missed 67 of 2,201 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is better than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|1977 Jan-Mar (House)||100||1||1.0%||15th|
|1977 Apr-Jun (House)||273||2||0.7%||8th|
|1977 Jul-Sep (House)||198||7||3.5%||33rd|
|1977 Oct-Dec (House)||135||4||3.0%||32nd|
|1978 Jan-Mar (House)||150||2||1.3%||12th|
|1978 Apr-Jun (House)||300||7||2.3%||15th|
|1978 Jul-Sep (House)||308||16||5.2%||35th|
|1978 Oct-Oct (House)||76||0||0.0%||0th|
|1979 Jan-Mar (House)||63||12||19.0%||84th|
|1979 Apr-Jun (House)||221||29||13.1%||81st|
|1979 Jul-Sep (House)||198||2||1.0%||10th|
|1979 Oct-Dec (House)||190||3||1.6%||8th|
|1980 Jan-Mar (House)||148||0||0.0%||0th|
|1980 Apr-Jun (House)||197||20||10.2%||60th|
|1980 Jul-Sep (House)||192||10||5.2%||39th|
|1980 Oct-Dec (House)||67||5||7.5%||45th|
|1981 Jan-Mar (House)||15||2||13.3%||73rd|
|1981 Apr-Jun (House)||90||7||7.8%||58th|
|1981 Jul-Sep (House)||106||6||5.7%||55th|
|1981 Oct-Dec (House)||142||22||15.5%||84th|
|1982 Feb-Mar (House)||48||4||8.3%||55th|
|1982 Apr-Jun (House)||119||38||31.9%||97th|
|1982 Jul-Sep (House)||193||41||21.2%||93rd|
|1982 Oct-Dec (House)||99||9||9.1%||53rd|
|1983 Feb-Mar (Senate)||54||0||0.0%||0th|
|1983 Apr-Jun (Senate)||122||1||0.8%||18th|
|1983 Jul-Sep (Senate)||92||0||0.0%||0th|
|1983 Oct-Nov (Senate)||103||7||6.8%||51st|
|1984 Jan-Mar (Senate)||45||4||8.9%||64th|
|1984 Apr-Jun (Senate)||144||10||6.9%||61st|
|1984 Jul-Sep (Senate)||68||0||0.0%||0th|
|1984 Oct-Oct (Senate)||34||0||0.0%||0th|
|1985 Jan-Mar (Senate)||22||1||4.5%||59th|
|1985 Apr-Jun (Senate)||116||2||1.7%||43rd|
|1985 Jul-Sep (Senate)||60||1||1.7%||43rd|
|1985 Oct-Dec (Senate)||183||9||4.9%||67th|
|1986 Jan-Mar (Senate)||51||1||2.0%||44th|
|1986 Apr-Jun (Senate)||103||2||1.9%||46th|
|1986 Jul-Sep (Senate)||149||2||1.3%||43rd|
|1986 Oct-Oct (Senate)||56||1||1.8%||60th|
|1987 Jan-Mar (Senate)||50||0||0.0%||0th|
|1987 Apr-Jun (Senate)||123||0||0.0%||0th|
|1987 Jul-Sep (Senate)||120||6||5.0%||62nd|
|1987 Oct-Dec (Senate)||127||2||1.6%||25th|
|1988 Jan-Mar (Senate)||84||13||15.5%||77th|
|1988 Apr-Jun (Senate)||137||1||0.7%||8th|
|1988 Jul-Sep (Senate)||127||1||0.8%||9th|
|1988 Oct-Oct (Senate)||31||3||9.7%||50th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills