Our unique analysis of the bills Eagleton sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Eagleton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Eagleton was the primary sponsor of 33 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 65 (99th): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1985 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
- S. 905 (98th): National Archives and Records Administration Act of 1984
- S.J.Res. 290 (98th): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1984 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
- S. 1625 (98th): A bill to amend the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act.
- S.J.Res. 82 (98th): A joint resolution designating November 1983 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month.”
- S. 287 (98th): A bill to establish the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes.
- S. 1965 (97th): Paddy Creek Wilderness Act of 1981
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 about one third or more 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).
Eagleton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Private Legislation (14%) Immigration (8%) Energy (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Social Welfare (8%)
Some of Eagleton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2606 (99th): A bill for the relief of Francis Aditola.
- S.J.Res. 224 (99th): A joint resolution to designate November 30, 1985 as “National Mark Twain ...
- S.Res. 239 (99th): A resolution to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the St. Louis Cardinals ...
- S. 1267 (99th): Department of Transportation Air Carrier Acquisition Approval Act of 1985
- S. 1067 (99th): A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to establish an ...
- S. 694 (99th): A bill to preclude changes in the Federal regional office structure except ...
- S.J.Res. 65 (99th): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1985 as “National Alzheimer’s ...
From Jan 1969 to Oct 1986, Eagleton missed 982 of 8,648 roll call votes, which is 11.4%. This is much worse than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills