Our unique analysis of the bills Schiff 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schiff is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Schiff was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Schiff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Law (11%) Commerce (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)
Some of Schiff’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 389 (105th): Celebrating the “New Mexico Cuartocentenario”, the 400th anniversary commemoration of the first ...
- H.R. 2361 (105th): To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the “three ...
- H.R. 1424 (105th): Petroglyph National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act
- H.R. 1273 (105th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 1998
- H.R. 1272 (105th): Fire Administration Authorization Act of 1997
- H.R. 797 (105th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the ...
- H.Con.Res. 227 (104th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the technology program at the National ...
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From Jan 1989 to Mar 1998, Schiff missed 751 of 5,008 roll call votes, which is 15.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1998. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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