Chisholm was the representative for New York’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1969 to 1982.
Chisholm is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Chisholm sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Chisholm was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Chisholm sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Chisholm’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 550 (97th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 6191) to ...
- H.Res. 527 (97th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 5320) to ...
- H.Res. 500 (97th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 6149) to ...
- H.R. 6071 (97th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the ...
- H.R. 5664 (97th): A bill to provide that, for a 10-year period, certain Federal land ...
- H.R. 4710 (97th): A bill to authorize a study of the appropriate federal role in ...
- H.Res. 222 (97th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3112) to ...
From Jan 1969 to Dec 1982, Chisholm missed 1,934 of 7,071 roll call votes, which is 27.4%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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