Holden is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Holden sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Holden was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2564 (105th): To designate the United States Post Office located at 450 North Centre Street in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, as the “Peter J. McCloskey Postal Facility”.
- H.R. 3197 (103rd): To redesignate the Post Office building located at 13th and Rockland Streets in Reading, Pennsylvania, as the “Gus Yatron Federal Postal Facility”.
Does 2 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).
Holden sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Social Welfare (6%) Commerce (6%)
Some of Holden’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3713 (112th): Equitable Treatment for the Living Victims of Lockerbie Act
- H.R. 3385 (112th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a combat badge ...
- H.R. 6342 (111th): To establish pilot projects for agriculture renewable energy systems.
- H.R. 6341 (111th): To establish a loan program to promote energy conservation in rural areas.
- H.R. 6035 (111th): Foreign Oil Displacement Act of 2010
- H.R. 5509 (111th): Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act
- H.R. 5245 (111th): Safe Highway Markings Act of 2010
From Jan 1993 to Jan 2013, Holden missed 404 of 13,431 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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