Our unique analysis of the bills Daschle sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Daschle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Daschle was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 53 (107th): A joint resolution relative to the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Eighth Congress.
- S. 2578 (107th): Debt Limit bill
- S.J.Res. 22 (107th): A joint resolution expressing the sense of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the Unites States on September 11, 2001.
- S.J.Res. 23 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force
- S. 964 (106th): Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Equitable Compensation Act
- S. 156 (105th): Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Infrastructure Development Trust Fund Act
- S. 2099 (103rd): Northern Great Plains Rural Development Act
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.
Daschle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Daschle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2938 (108th): A bill to grant a Federal charter to the National American Indian ...
- S. 2851 (108th): A bill to amend the Farm Credit Act of 1971 to establish ...
- S.Res. 425 (108th): A resolution honoring former President William Jefferson Clinton on the occasion of ...
- S. 2791 (108th): National Guard and Reserve Bill of Rights Act of 2004
- S.Res. 421 (108th): A resolution expressing outrage at the recent terrorist atrocities in Beslan, Russian ...
- S. 2770 (108th): A bill to establish a National Commission on American Indian Trust Holdings.
- S. 2740 (108th): Dental Health Provider Shortage Act
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From Jan 1987 to Dec 2004, Daschle missed 84 of 6,222 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills