Rep. Thomas Tauke
Former Representative for Iowa’s 2nd District
Tauke was the representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1990.
Tauke is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Tauke sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Tauke was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4920 (97th): A bill to designate the Department of Commerce Building in Washington, the District of Columbia, as the “Herbert Clark Hoover Department of Commerce Building”.
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).
Tauke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Tauke recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5916 (101st): To require the President of the United States to use the Strategic …
- H.R. 5824 (101st): To authorize States to regulate certain solid waste.
- H.R. 5701 (101st): To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and the Export Administration …
- H.Con.Res. 364 (101st): Expressing the sense of Congress concerning a drawdown of the Strategic Petroleum …
- H.R. 5222 (101st): Restitution Enhancement and Personal Accountability Act of 1990
- H.Res. 421 (101st): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Saturday mail service …
- H.R. 5104 (101st): To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that, …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1990, Tauke missed 222 of 5,727 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills