Our unique analysis of the bills Packard sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives 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). Packard is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Packard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Families (13%) Law (13%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Commerce (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%)
Some of Packard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5483 (106th): Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2001
- H.R. 4733 (106th): Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2001
- H.Res. 286 (106th): Recognizing that prevention of youth suicide is a compelling national priority.
- H.R. 2605 (106th): Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2000
- H.Res. 548 (105th): Recognizing that prevention of youth suicide is a compelling national priority.
- H.R. 4059 (105th): Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1999
- H.Con.Res. 289 (105th): Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Institute of Dental Research.
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From Jan 1983 to Dec 2000, Packard missed 351 of 9,434 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills