Hutchinson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2002 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 Hutchinson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 20, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Hutchinson was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2690 (107th): Pledge of Allegiance bill
- S. 2433 (107th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1590 East Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as the “Clarence B. Craft Post …
- S.J.Res. 32 (106th): A joint resolution commending the World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 1804 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office-Courthouse located at South 6th and Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas, as the “Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building”.
- H.R. 2353 (104th): An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain programs and activities, and …
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).
Hutchinson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hutchinson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Con.Res. 151 (107th): Direct Support Professional Recognition Resolution
- S. 3065 (107th): A bill to provide exceptions to empowerment zone eligibility criteria.
- S.Res. 333 (107th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate relating to a dispute …
- S. 3033 (107th): National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act of 2002
- S. 3035 (107th): Eliminating Profiteering through Illegal Cigarette Sales Act
- S. 2911 (107th): A bill to repeal the sunset of the Economic Growth and Tax …
- S. 2889 (107th): Securing Access, Value, and Equality in Health Care Act
From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Hutchinson missed 70 of 1,917 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. 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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