Our unique analysis of the bills Tate sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tate is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Tate was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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 about one third or more 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).
Tate sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Law (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Taxation (9%) Sports and Recreation (6%)
Some of Tate’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4011 (104th): Congressional Pension Forfeiture Act of 1996
- H.R. 3802 (104th): Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996
- H.R. 3655 (104th): Federal Prison Reform Act of 1996
- H.R. 3490 (104th): Federal Prison Reform Act of 1996
- H.R. 3447 (104th): Congressional Pension Integrity Act of 1996
- H.R. 3345 (104th): Drive Away From Ethanol Welfare Act of 1996
- H.R. 2898 (104th): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that aliens removed ...
From Jan 1995 to Sep 1996, Tate missed 11 of 1,340 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills