Schweiker, a Republican, was a senator from Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1980.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district (1961-1968).
Schweiker is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1980 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 Schweiker sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Schweiker was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S.J.Res. 128 (96th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to proclaim the week of October 5 through 11, 1980, as “National Diabetes Week”.
- S. 2247 (95th): An Act amending section 312 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
- S. 2534 (95th): Health Maintenance Organization Act Amendments
- S. 2248 (95th): A bill for the relief of Susanna Shu-Hui Jean.
- S. 2910 (94th): National Diabetes Advisory Board Act
- S. 1653 (94th): A bill for the relief of Sun Yang Kim and Sun Mi Kim.
- S. 2830 (93rd): National Diabetes Research and Education Act
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).
Schweiker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Schweiker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2983 (96th): Venture and Equity Capital Revitalization Act of 1980
- S. 2642 (96th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that ...
- S. 2580 (96th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide procedures ...
- S. 2319 (96th): Affirmative Action Program Improvements Act of 1980
- S. 2286 (96th): Youth Career Intern Program Act
- S.J.Res. 128 (96th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to proclaim the ...
- S. 2169 (96th): A bill for the relief of William Kubrick.
From Jan 1969 to Dec 1980, Schweiker missed 245 of 6,280 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. 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:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills