Corcoran is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Corcoran sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Corcoran was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Corcoran sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (27%) Energy (26%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Labor and Employment (5%) International Affairs (4%)
Some of Corcoran’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5506 (98th): New Economic Recovery Act of 1984
- H.R. 5152 (98th): A bill to abolish the Department of Energy.
- H.R. 4999 (98th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 4869 (98th): Coal Severance Tax Prohibition Act of 1984
- H.J.Res. 483 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week of October 7 through 13, 1984, ...
- H.R. 4692 (98th): Housing Finance Opportunity Act of 1984
- H.R. 4587 (98th): A bill to delay for two years the mandatory coverage of employees ...
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1984, Corcoran missed 367 of 4,534 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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
- 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