Weygand was the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2000.
Weygand is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Weygand sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Weygand was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2013 (105th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 551 Kingstown Road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the “David B. Champagne Post Office ...
Does 1 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).
Weygand sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Environmental Protection (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Labor and Employment (7%) Families (6%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Weygand’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5192 (106th): Medicaid and SCHIP Improvement and Flexibility Act of 2000
- H.R. 5191 (106th): White House Conference on United States Energy Policy Act of 2000
- H.Con.Res. 271 (106th): Expressing the support of Congress for activities to increase public awareness of ...
- H.R. 3758 (106th): To temporarily suspend the duty on Solvent Blue 104.
- H.R. 3760 (106th): To temporarily suspend the duty on benzenesulfonamide, 4-amino-2, 5-dimethyoxy-N-phenyl.
- H.R. 3761 (106th): To temporarily suspend the duty on certain Reactive Red 180 solutions.
- H.R. 3759 (106th): To temporarily suspend the duty on Pigment Red 176.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2000, Weygand missed 107 of 2,401 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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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