Our unique analysis of the bills Taft sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Taft is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Taft sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (26%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Taxation (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)
Some of Taft’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3840 (94th): A bill for the relief of Wing Fai Yan.
- S. 3809 (94th): A bill for the relief of Deborah Worrell.
- S. 3789 (94th): A bill for the relief of Mrs. Chong Sun Yi Rauch.
- S.Res. 478 (94th): A resolution to recognize and honor Revolutionary War dead who helped build ...
- S. 3581 (94th): A bill to establish an Office of Maritime Affairs Coordinator in the ...
- S. 3582 (94th): A bill to amend section 1631 (a) of the Social Security Act.
- S. 3419 (94th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish and ...
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From Feb 1971 to Oct 1976, Taft missed 765 of 3,404 roll call votes, which is 22.5%. This is much worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills