LaTourette is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 LaTourette sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
LaTourette was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3788 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Darrow Road in Stow, Ohio, as the “Corporal Joseph A. Tomci Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 6524 (110th): To authorize the Administrator of General Services to take certain actions with respect to parcels of real property located in Eastlake, Ohio, and Koochiching County, Minnesota, and ...
- H.R. 5949 (110th): Clean Boating Act of 2008
- H.R. 5400 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 160 East Washington Street in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, as the “Sgt. Michael M. Kashkoush Post ...
- H.R. 4793 (109th): To make available funds included in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 program for fiscal year 2006, and ...
- H.R. 3300 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15500 Pearl Road in Strongsville, Ohio, as the “Walter F. Ehrnfelt, Jr. Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2454 (108th): Economic Development Administration Reauthorization Act of 2003
Does 15 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).
LaTourette sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (34%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Law (8%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Private Legislation (5%)
Some of LaTourette’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4942 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Ethylene-Propylene polymer.
- H.R. 4939 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Aflux 37.
- H.R. 4946 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Benzene, polypropene derivatives.
- H.R. 4943 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on mixtures of alkali metal phenate, mineral ...
- H.R. 4941 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 2-Oxepanone, polymer with aziridine ...
- H.R. 4944 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Sensomer CT-400.
- H.R. 4940 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 1-Octadecanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octadecyl-,(Sp-4-2)- [29H,31H-phthalocyanine-2-sulfonato(3-)-kappaN29,kappaN30, kappaN31, ...
From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, LaTourette missed 427 of 12,309 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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