Feingold is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2010 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 Feingold sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 24, 2005 to Dec 22, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Feingold was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1067 (111th): Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009
- S. 3244 (111th): A bill to provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011.
- S. 2264 (108th): Northern Uganda Crisis Response Act
- S. 231 (108th): Automatic Defibrillation in Adam’s Memory Act
- S. 2773 (106th): Dairy Market Enhancement Act of 2000
- S. 2460 (106th): A bill to authorize the payment of rewards to individuals furnishing information relating to persons subject to indictment for serious violations of international humanitarian law in Rwanda, ...
- S. 2767 (106th): A bill to authorize the enforcement by State and local governments of certain Federal Communications Commission regulations regarding use of citizens band radio equipment.
Does 8 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).
Feingold sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) International Affairs (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (10%) Law (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)
Some of Feingold’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3894 (111th): Letting Our Communities Access Local Television Act of 2010
- S.Res. 655 (111th): A resolution designating November 2010 as “Stomach Cancer Awareness Month” and supporting ...
- S. 3771 (111th): Improving Student Testing Act of 2010
- S. 3770 (111th): Flexibility and Innovation in Education Act
- S. 3769 (111th): Families and Communities Involved in Improving Our Schools Act
- S. 3757 (111th): Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2010
- S. 3734 (111th): Czar Accountability Act of 2010
From Feb 1993 to Dec 2010, Feingold missed 12 of 6,233 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. 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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