Our unique analysis of the bills Burton sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Burton was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1343 (99th): A bill to authorize the use of funds from rental of floating drydock and other marine equipment to support the National Maritime Museum in San Francisco, California.
- H.J.Res. 704 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to proclaim the week of November 23, 1986, to November 30, 1986, as “American Indian Week”.
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).
Burton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Burton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 704 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to proclaim the ...
- H.Res. 521 (99th): A resolution waiving certain points of order against consideration of the bill ...
- H.Res. 516 (99th): A resolution waiving certain points of order against consideration of the bill ...
- H.Res. 483 (99th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H. R. 4259) ...
- H.Res. 458 (99th): A resolution waiving certain points of order against the conference report on ...
- H.Res. 429 (99th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3302) to ...
- H.R. 4446 (99th): A bill for the relief of Henry David Brimmer.
From Jun 1983 to Jan 1987, Burton missed 266 of 1,594 roll call votes, which is 16.7%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1987. 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:
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills