Our unique analysis of the bills Burris sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burris is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Burris was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Burris sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (50%) Health (13%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Education (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Burris’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3891 (111th): Diverse Teachers Recruitment Act of 2010
- S. 3886 (111th): A bill to authorize the establishment of a memorial in the District ...
- S.Res. 606 (111th): A resolution designating August 29, 2010, as “Railroad Retirement Day”.
- S.Res. 559 (111th): A resolution observing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.
- S.Res. 522 (111th): A resolution recognizing National Nurses Week.
- S.Res. 509 (111th): A resolution designating April 2010 as “National STD Awareness Month”.
- S.Con.Res. 49 (111th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage ...
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On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 15, 2009. Joint Resolution Defeated 42/52.
From Jan 2009 to Nov 2010, Burris missed 6 of 644 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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