Our unique analysis of the bills Kerrey sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kerrey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Kerrey was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2895 (106th): A bill to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3030 Meredith Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Reverend J.C. Wade Post Office”.
- S. 1649 (104th): Irrigation Project Contract Extension Act of 1996
- S. 1406 (103rd): Plant Variety Protection Act Amendments of 1994
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 about one third or more 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).
Kerrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Commerce (13%) Taxation (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Health (10%)
Some of Kerrey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3229 (106th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow ...
- S. 3200 (106th): Social Security KidSave Accounts Act
- S.Res. 363 (106th): A resolution commending the late Ernest Burgess, M.D., for his service to ...
- S. 2895 (106th): A bill to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service ...
- S. 2704 (106th): Missouri River Valley Improvement Act
- S. 2616 (106th): A bill for the relief of Luis A. Gonzalez and Virginia Aguilla ...
- S. 2555 (106th): Mortgage Cancellation Relief Act of 2000
From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Kerrey missed 153 of 4,115 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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