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 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%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Immigration (8%) Energy (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 ...
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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:
- 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