Morrison was the representative for Washington’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1992.
Morrison is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Morrison sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Morrison was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 218 (102nd): To designate the week beginning April 21, 1991, and the week beginning April 19, 1992, each as “National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 5507 (101st): Regarding the Early Winters Resort.
- H.R. 1020 (101st): To permit reimbursement of relocation expenses of William D. Morger.
- H.J.Res. 112 (101st): Designating April 23, 1989, through April 30, 1989, as “National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 3614 (100th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a section of the Columbia River in Washington State as a study area for inclusion ...
- H.J.Res. 460 (100th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 24, 1988, through April 30, 1988 as “National Organ Tissue Donor Awareness ...
- H.J.Res. 189 (100th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 26 through May 2, 1987 as “National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness ...
Does 10 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).
Morrison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%) Energy (18%) Environmental Protection (18%) Water Resources Development (12%) Taxation (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Private Legislation (6%) Native Americans (6%)
Some of Morrison’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5480 (102nd): To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain real property in ...
- H.R. 5065 (102nd): Clean Campaign Act of 1992
- H.R. 3263 (102nd): Northwest Forest Protection and Community Stability Act of 1991
- H.R. 3097 (102nd): To authorize certain elements of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, ...
- H.R. 2516 (102nd): To authorize the transfer of certain facilities in the Wenatchee National Forest, ...
- H.J.Res. 218 (102nd): To designate the week beginning April 21, 1991, and the week beginning ...
- H.R. 1636 (102nd): To authorize private sector participation in designing, constructing, owning, and operating facilities ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Morrison missed 227 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills