Our unique analysis of the bills Railsback sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Railsback is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Railsback was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4966 (96th): A bill for the relief of the estate of Philip H. Ward.
- H.R. 1649 (94th): A bill for the relief of Howard D. Harden.
- H.R. 9199 (93rd): An Act to amend title 35, United States Code, “Patents”, and for other purposes.
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.
Railsback sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) Taxation (12%) Law (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Commerce (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%)
Some of Railsback’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6872 (97th): Federal Court Reform Act of 1982
- H.Con.Res. 331 (97th): A concurrent resolution urging the President to promote a declaration by the ...
- H.R. 5377 (97th): A bill to rescind the special tax benefits enacted during 1981 with ...
- H.R. 5104 (97th): Missing Children Act
- H.R. 4951 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.R. 3580 (97th): Private Service of Civil Process by United States Marshals Act of 1981
- H.R. 3440 (97th): A bill to amend the Rail Passenger Service Act to provide that ...
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From Jan 1967 to Dec 1982, Railsback missed 1,104 of 7,549 roll call votes, which is 14.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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