Reynolds is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Reynolds sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Reynolds was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3690 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2 West Main Street in Batavia, New York, as the “Barber Conable Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 487 (107th): For the relief of Eugene Makuch.
- H.R. 486 (107th): For the relief of Barbara Makuch.
- H.R. 3257 (106th): State Flexibility Clarification Act
- H.R. 3404 (106th): To amend the Act establishing the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in the State of New York to permit the Secretary of the Interior to acquire title ...
Does 5 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).
Reynolds sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (23%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Health (9%) Commerce (9%) Law (8%)
Some of Reynolds’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5031 (110th): Stealth Tax Relief Extension Act of 2008
- H.R. 4843 (110th): To suspend temporarily the duty on mixtures containing n-butyl-1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (Butyl benzisothiazline) and ...
- H.R. 4844 (110th): To suspend temporarily the duty on mixtures containing n-butyl-1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (Butyl benzisothiazoline technical), ...
- H.R. 4785 (110th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Clomazone.
- H.R. 4786 (110th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Cyazofamid.
- H.R. 4784 (110th): To extend the reduction of duty on Bifenthrin.
- H.R. 4787 (110th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Flonicamid.
From Jan 1999 to Dec 2008, Reynolds missed 266 of 6,521 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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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