Roemer was the representative for Indiana’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 2002.
Roemer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives 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 Roemer sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Roemer was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 117 (107th): Approving the location of the commemorative work in the District of Columbia honoring former President John Adams.
- H.R. 1668 (107th): To authorize the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor former President John ...
- H.R. 2938 (106th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 424 South Michigan Street in South Bend, Indiana, as the “John Brademas Post Office”.
- H.R. 1932 (106th): Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.J.Res. 196 (103rd): To designate July 1, 1993, as “National NYSP Day”.
- H.R. 5222 (102nd): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 204 South Main Street in South Bend, Indiana, as the “Robert A. Grant Federal Building and ...
Does 6 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).
Roemer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (26%) Education (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Law (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Roemer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 616 (107th): Recognizing the 2002 United States Professors of the Year.
- H.R. 5755 (107th): To authorize the establishment of a commemorative work on Federal land in ...
- H.J.Res. 117 (107th): Approving the location of the commemorative work in the District of Columbia ...
- H.R. 5209 (107th): To authorize additional funding for the National Security Education Program, to establish ...
- H.R. 4777 (107th): Terrorist Attacks bill
- H.R. 4209 (107th): Promoting Self-Reliance for the World’s Poorest Act of 2002
- H.R. 2414 (107th): To require any amounts appropriated for Members’ Representational Allowances for the House ...
From Jan 1991 to Nov 2002, Roemer missed 53 of 6,791 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives 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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