Our unique analysis of the bills Eckhardt sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Eckhardt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Eckhardt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Commerce (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Energy (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)
Some of Eckhardt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8025 (96th): A bill to limit medicare and medicaid payments for certain drugs.
- H.R. 7599 (96th): A bill to designate various areas as components of the National Wilderness ...
- H.R. 7073 (96th): A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide that ...
- H.R. 6931 (96th): Hazardous Waste Act of 1980
- H.R. 6835 (96th): A bill for the relief of Eleazar Mendez-Ortiz and Alma Grijalva de ...
- H.R. 6541 (96th): Household Goods Shipper Protection Act
- H.R. 6052 (96th): A bill to amend the Act establishing the Big Thicket National Preserve ...
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From Jan 1967 to Dec 1980, Eckhardt missed 919 of 6,732 roll call votes, which is 13.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives 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:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills