Cornell was the representative for Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1978.
Cornell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Cornell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Cornell 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).
Cornell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cornell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 897 (95th): A resolution designating the week of June 19 through June 25, 1978, ...
- H.R. 12264 (95th): A bill to designate certain lands in the State of Wisconsin as ...
- H.R. 11503 (95th): Economic Stabilization Act
- H.R. 11437 (95th): A bill to designate certain lands in the State of Wisconsin as ...
- H.J.Res. 697 (95th): A resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.R. 10306 (95th): Veterans Educational Equity Act
- H.R. 10305 (95th): Veterans Educational Equity Act
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1978, Cornell missed 24 of 2,813 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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