Our unique analysis of the bills Boehlert sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Boehlert is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Boehlert was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1674 (109th): Tsunami Warning and Education Act
- H.R. 4962 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Pitcher Street in Utica, New York, as the “Captain George A. Wood Post Office ...
- H.R. 5245 (108th): To extend the liability indemnification regime for the commercial space transportation industry.
- H.R. 3394 (107th): Cyber Security Research and Development Act
- H.R. 4687 (107th): National Construction Safety Team Act
- H.R. 1982 (106th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic located at 125 Brookley Drive, Rome, New York, as the “Donald J. Mitchell Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient ...
- H.J.Res. 98 (102nd): Designating March 4-10, 1991, as “National School Breakfast 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).
Boehlert sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Environmental Protection (13%) Commerce (11%) Energy (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) International Affairs (8%)
Some of Boehlert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5787 (109th): Minimum Wage Competitiveness Act of 2006
- H.R. 5679 (109th): United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act
- H.R. 5078 (109th): Department of Environmental Protection Act
- H.Res. 753 (109th): Commending American craft brewers.
- H.R. 4962 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.Con.Res. 343 (109th): Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
- H.Con.Res. 324 (109th): Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a technical correction in ...
From Jan 1983 to Dec 2006, Boehlert missed 362 of 12,865 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills