Our unique analysis of the bills Feingold 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). Feingold is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Feingold was the primary sponsor of 9 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. 1528 (111th): Foreign Intelligence and Information Commission Act
- 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, ...
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).
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
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H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
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.
H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
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.
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