Our unique analysis of the bills Armey 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Armey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Armey was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5005 (107th): Homeland Security Act of 2002
- H.J.Res. 80 (107th): Appointing the day for the convening of the second session of the One Hundred Seventh Congress.
- H.J.Res. 51 (107th): Approving the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment with respect to the products of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- H.J.Res. 64 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force
- H.J.Res. 61 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001.
- H.J.Res. 85 (106th): Appointing the day for the convening of the second session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress.
- H.J.Res. 103 (105th): Waiving certain enrollment requirements with respect to certain specified bills of the One Hundred Fifth Congress.
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).
Armey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) International Affairs (11%) Commerce (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Families (9%) Social Welfare (9%)
Some of Armey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 615 (107th): Providing for a committee of two Members to be appointed by the ...
- H.Res. 614 (107th): Providing for the printing of a revised edition of the Rules and ...
- H.R. 5710 (107th): Homeland Security Information Sharing Act
- H.Res. 590 (107th): Relating to early organization of the House of Representatives for the One ...
- H.Con.Res. 464 (107th): Terrorist Attack Commemoration resolution
- H.Res. 510 (107th): Designating majority membership on certain standing committees of the House.
- H.Con.Res. 448 (107th): Providing for a special meeting of the Congress in New York, New ...
From Jan 1985 to Nov 2002, Armey missed 227 of 9,524 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills