Bauman was the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1980.
Bauman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Bauman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Bauman was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4417 (96th): Chesapeake Bay Research Coordination Act of 1980
- H.R. 2939 (95th): An Act for the relief of Derrick Mariano Tan.
- H.R. 9610 (95th): A bill for the relief of Raymond Vishnu Clemons.
Does 3 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).
Bauman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) International Affairs (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Bauman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 760 (96th): A resolution pertaining to the Election of the President of the United ...
- H.Res. 745 (96th): A resolution of inquiry in the matter of Billy Carter.
- H.J.Res. 562 (96th): A joint resolution to extend the public debt limit through June 30, ...
- H.J.Res. 473 (96th): A house joint resolution to request that the International Olympics Committee hold ...
- H.R. 6073 (96th): Protection of Americans Abroad Act
- H.R. 4856 (96th): A bill for the relief of Mauricio Ramirez.
- H.R. 4858 (96th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the department in which the ...
From Sep 1973 to Dec 1980, Bauman missed 128 of 4,853 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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
- 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