Our unique analysis of the bills Dellums 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dellums is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Dellums was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4301 (103rd): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995
- H.R. 2401 (103rd): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994
- H.R. 5623 (102nd): To waive the period of Congressional review for certain District of Columbia acts.
- H.R. 3709 (102nd): To waive the period of Congressional review for certain District of Columbia acts and to permit the Council of the District of Columbia to enact laws relating ...
- H.R. 1720 (102nd): District of Columbia Mental Health Program Assistance Act of 1991
- H.R. 2123 (102nd): District of Columbia Budgetary Efficiency Act of 1991
- H.R. 2968 (102nd): To waive the period of Congressional review of certain District of Columbia acts.
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).
Dellums sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Health (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Education (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)
Some of Dellums’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1543 (105th): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit certain nonimmigrant aliens ...
- H.R. 1374 (105th): Josephine Butler United States Health Service Act
- H.R. 1050 (105th): A Living Wage, Jobs for All Act
- H.R. 1798 (104th): United States Health Service Act
- H.R. 1050 (104th): Living Wage, Jobs For All Act
- H.R. 5292 (103rd): To amend the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 to ...
- H.R. 5218 (103rd): Living Wage, Jobs For All Act
From Jan 1971 to Feb 1998, Dellums missed 1,331 of 14,312 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1998. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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