Schulze was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1992.
Schulze is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Schulze sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Schulze was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 593 (100th): A bill to request the President to award a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Andrew Wyeth, and to provide for the production of bronze duplicates ...
- H.R. 5621 (94th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish the Valley Forge National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.
Does 2 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).
Schulze sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Schulze’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6053 (102nd): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to restore ...
- H.R. 5671 (102nd): Individual Investment Account Act of 1992
- H.R. 5469 (102nd): Open Space Preservation Act of 1992
- H.R. 5444 (102nd): Market Economy Incentive Act
- H.R. 5048 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the same ...
- H.Res. 428 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that secondary schools throughout ...
- H.R. 4380 (102nd): To authorize the establishment of United States-Taiwan and United States-Republic of Korea ...
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, Schulze missed 834 of 9,472 roll call votes, which is 8.8%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills