Ehrlich was the representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2002.
Ehrlich is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Ehrlich sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Ehrlich was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1693 (106th): To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the overtime exemption for employees engaged in fire protection activities.
- H.R. 968 (105th): To amend title XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to permit a waiver of the prohibition of offering nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs ...
- H.R. 3632 (104th): To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for annual resident review for nursing facilities under the Medicaid program and to require ...
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).
Ehrlich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Labor and Employment (17%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Sports and Recreation (7%)
Some of Ehrlich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 538 (107th): Honoring Johnny Unitas and extending condolences to his family on his passing.
- H.R. 3118 (107th): To amend title 23, United States Code, relating to minimum penalties for ...
- H.Res. 247 (107th): Honoring Cal Ripken, Jr., for an outstanding career, congratulating him on his ...
- H.R. 498 (107th): Blind Empowerment Act of 2001
- H.R. 5675 (106th): To amend title 39, United States Code, with respect to “cooperative mailings”.
- H.R. 5487 (106th): W. John Child Memorial Foreign Language Award Act of 2000
- H.R. 4202 (106th): Internet Services Promotion Act of 2000
From Jan 1995 to Nov 2002, Ehrlich missed 226 of 4,737 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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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