Morgan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1980 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 Morgan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1975 to Dec 16, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Morgan was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3514 (95th): A bill to provide for recalculation of the retired pay of individuals who served as sergeant major of the Marine Corps before December 16, 1967.
- S. 521 (95th): A bill to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize funds for the repair of leaks.
- S. 2498 (94th): Small Business Export Development Act
- S. 2327 (94th): An Act to amend the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974.
Does 4 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).
Morgan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Housing and Community Development (17%) Private Legislation (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Education (7%)
Some of Morgan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3067 (96th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the department in which the ...
- S. 2972 (96th): Small Business Minority Contracting Expansion Act of 1980
- S. 2927 (96th): A bill to prescribe an interest rate differential on deposits and accounts ...
- S. 2873 (96th): A bill to provide for Small Business Administration loans and guaranteed loans ...
- S. 2852 (96th): National Archives and Records Administration Act of 1980
- S. 2751 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to permit ...
- S. 2711 (96th): A bill to amend title V of the Housing Act of 1949 ...
From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Morgan missed 576 of 3,521 roll call votes, which is 16.4%. This is much worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills