Regula was the representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 2008.
Regula is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Regula sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Regula was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 82 (109th): Providing for the reappointment of Alan G. Spoon as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.J.Res. 81 (109th): Providing for the appointment of Phillip Frost as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.R. 3010 (109th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006
- H.R. 3175 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2650 Cleveland Avenue, NW in Canton, Ohio, as the “Richard D. Watkins Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2195 (108th): Smithsonian Facilities Authorization Act
- H.R. 3061 (107th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
- H.R. 2570 (106th): Lincoln Highway Study Act of 2000
Does 12 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).
Regula sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Arts, Culture, Religion (12%) Commerce (10%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Energy (9%)
Some of Regula’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6970 (110th): AmericaView Authorization Act
- H.Res. 632 (110th): Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of ...
- H.R. 1483 (110th): Celebrating America’s Heritage Act
- H.Res. 103 (110th): Congratulating the Mount Union College Purple Raiders for winning the 2006 NCAA ...
- H.R. 198 (110th): To provide for the retention of the name of Mount McKinley.
- H.R. 5647 (109th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies ...
- H.J.Res. 82 (109th): Providing for the reappointment of Alan G. Spoon as a citizen regent ...
From Jan 1973 to Dec 2008, Regula missed 200 of 20,720 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills