Taylor is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Taylor sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Taylor was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 15563 (94th): An Act to amend the act of July 9, 1965 (79 Stat. 213; 16 U.S.C. 4601-17(c)), and for other purposes.
- H.R. 13713 (94th): An Act to provide for increases in appropriation ceilings and boundary changes in certain units of the national park system, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 13160 (94th): An Act to designate certain lands within units of the national park system as wilderness; to revise the boundaries of certain of those units, and for other ...
- H.R. 11887 (94th): A bill to amend the act approved August 18, 1970, providing for improvement in the administration of the National Park System by the Secretary of the Interior ...
- H.R. 4109 (94th): A bill to amend the Grand Canyon National Park Enlargement Act (88 Stat. 2089).
- H.R. 13157 (93rd): An Act to provide for the establishment of the Clara Barton National Historic Site, Maryland; John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon; Knife River Indian Villages National ...
- H.R. 14217 (93rd): An Act to provide for increases in appropriation ceilings and boundary changes in certain units of the National Park System, to authorize appropriations for additional costs of ...
Does 10 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).
Taylor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Taylor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 761 (94th): A resolution authorizing the printing as a House document of proceedings of ...
- H.R. 15558 (94th): A bill to authorize the study of certain areas by the Secretaries ...
- H.R. 15563 (94th): An Act to amend the act of July 9, 1965 (79 Stat. ...
- H.Con.Res. 745 (94th): A concurrent resolution to make corrections in the enrollment of the Senate ...
- H.R. 15422 (94th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and for ...
- H.R. 15423 (94th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and for ...
- H.R. 15123 (94th): A bill to amend the National Trails System Act (82 Stat. 919).
From Jul 1960 to Oct 1976, Taylor missed 181 of 4,800 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills