Weiss 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 Weiss sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Weiss was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 56 (102nd): To designate the month of May 1991, as “National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month”.
- H.J.Res. 47 (101st): Designating October 5, 1989, as “Raoul Wallenberg Day”.
- H.J.Res. 149 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of April 21, 1985, through April 27, 1985, as “National DES Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 2780 (98th): Local Government Fiscal Assistance Amendments of 1983
- H.J.Res. 317 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the day of October 22, 1983 as “Metropolitan Opera Day”.
- H.J.Res. 375 (97th): A joint resolution to provide for the designation of the week beginning June 13, 1982, as “National Orchestra Week”.
- H.R. 8329 (96th): A bill to allow the obsolete aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid to be transferred to the Intrepid Museum Foundation, Inc., before the expiration of the otherwise applicable 60-day ...
Does 7 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).
Weiss sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (26%) Social Welfare (17%) International Affairs (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Taxation (7%) Families (7%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Some of Weiss’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5420 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 with respect to the ...
- H.R. 5120 (102nd): Intergovernmental Health Care Fraud and Abuse Commission Act of 1992
- H.R. 4832 (102nd): To amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to require the Resolution ...
- H.Con.Res. 306 (102nd): Condemning the extraconstitutional and antidemocratic actions of President Fujimori of Peru.
- H.J.Res. 464 (102nd): Supporting the restoration of democratic government in Peru.
- H.J.Res. 417 (102nd): Designating the 8-day period beginning on February 14, 1992, as “National Condom ...
- H.Con.Res. 241 (102nd): Expressing support for Zambia’s transition to democracy.
From Jan 1977 to Sep 1992, Weiss missed 629 of 8,101 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 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