Our unique analysis of the bills Solarz 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Solarz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Solarz was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 471 (102nd): Designating September 16, 1992, as “National Occupational Therapy Day”.
- H.J.Res. 467 (101st): Designating September 21, 1990, as “National POW/MIA Recognition Day”, and recognizing the National League of Families POW/MIA flag.
- H.R. 2344 (101st): To authorize the transfer to the Republic of the Philippines of two excess naval vessels.
- H.R. 2802 (100th): A bill for the relief of Fleurette Seidman.
- H.R. 5389 (100th): Bangladesh Disaster Assistance Act of 1988
- H.J.Res. 453 (100th): A joint resolution designating September 16, 1988, as “National POW/MIA Recognition Day”.
- H.J.Res. 216 (100th): A joint resolution to support a ceasefire in the Iran-Iraq war and a negotiated solution to the conflict.
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).
Solarz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Solarz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 361 (102nd): Condemning the persecution of Cuban poet Maria Elena Cruz Varela, and for ...
- H.R. 5890 (102nd): Handgun Control Act of 1992
- H.R. 5891 (102nd): Foreign Language Satellite Training Center Act of 1992
- H.Con.Res. 356 (102nd): Concerning the establishment of a United States-China Human Rights Commission.
- H.R. 5708 (102nd): Khmer Rouge Prosecution Act
- H.Con.Res. 348 (102nd): To commend the people of the Philippines for successfully conducting peaceful general ...
- H.R. 5360 (102nd): International Refugee Protection Act of 1992
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, Solarz missed 744 of 9,468 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills