Tate was the representative for Washington’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 1996.
Tate is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Tate sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Tate was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Tate sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Law (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Taxation (9%) Agriculture and Food (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.
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills