Osborne was the representative for Nebraska’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2006.
Osborne is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Osborne sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Osborne was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3209 (108th): To amend the Reclamation Project Authorization Act of 1972 to clarify the acreage for which the North Loup division is authorized to provide irrigation water under the ...
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).
Osborne sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (18%) Families (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Education (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Water Resources Development (10%) Labor and Employment (9%)
Some of Osborne’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6011 (109th): Coordinated Youth Education, Employment Training, and Residential Treatment Act of 2006
- H.R. 5775 (109th): CAFO Tax Credit Act
- H.R. 4750 (109th): Lower Republican River Basin Study Act
- H.Res. 660 (109th): Supporting the goals and ideals of National Mentoring Month.
- H.R. 4065 (109th): Temporary Worker Registration and Visa Act of 2005
- H.R. 2717 (109th): Hunger-Free Communities Act of 2005
- H.R. 1741 (109th): Rural Veterans Access to Care Act of 2005
From Jan 2001 to Dec 2006, Osborne missed 84 of 3,426 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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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