Cramer was the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 2008.
Cramer 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).
Cramer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (23%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Education (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Some of Cramer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1224 (110th): Commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on its 75th anniversary.
- H.R. 4212 (110th): To authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to deem certain ...
- H.R. 4213 (110th): To amend the Small Business Act to provide for an increase in ...
- H.R. 1145 (110th): Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 5930 (109th): Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 4684 (109th): To amend the Small Business Act to provide for an increase in ...
- H.R. 4532 (109th): Technology Education Incentive Act of 2005
From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Cramer missed 326 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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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