Read our 2014 Report Card for Chambliss.
Chambliss is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2014 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 Chambliss sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 12, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Chambliss was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3363 (112th): A bill to provide for the use of National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin surcharges, and for other purposes.
- S. 3592 (111th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Commerce Drive in Tyrone, Georgia, as the “First Lieutenant Robert Wilson Collins ...
- S. 3356 (110th): National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act of 2008
- S. 1026 (110th): A bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, as the “Charlie Norwood Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”.
- S. 1752 (109th): A bill to amend the United States Grain Standards Act to reauthorize that Act.
- H.R. 3454 (106th): To designate the United States post office located at 451 College Street in Macon, Georgia, as the “Henry McNeal Turner Post Office”.
- H.R. 595 (105th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 475 Mulberry Street in Macon, Georgia, as the “William Augustus Bootle Federal Building and United States ...
Does 7 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).
Chambliss sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Chambliss’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2987 (113th): Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2014
- S. 2984 (113th): A bill to modify the definition of cotton futures contracts in the ...
- S. 2604 (113th): Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2014
- S. 2330 (113th): End-User Protection Act of 2014
- S.Res. 388 (113th): A resolution designating March 22, 2014, as “National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day”.
- S.Res. 323 (113th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on maintaining the current ...
- S. 122 (113th): Fair Tax Act of 2013
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2014, Chambliss missed 174 of 3,816 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. 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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