Bliley is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Bliley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Bliley was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2884 (106th): Energy Act of 2000
- H.R. 2981 (106th): To extend energy conservation programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act through March 31, 2000.
- H.R. 1034 (106th): To declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of title 46, ...
- H.R. 4679 (105th): Antimicrobial Regulation Technical Corrections Act of 1998
- H.R. 4382 (105th): Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act of 1998
- H.R. 1627 (104th): Food Quality Protection Act of 1996
- H.R. 1058 (104th): Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Does 19 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).
Bliley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Law (21%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Commerce (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (9%) Families (7%)
Some of Bliley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5476 (106th): Internet Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act of 2000
- H.R. 5291 (106th): Beneficiary Improvement and Protection Act of 2000
- H.R. 5225 (106th): Richmond National Battlefield Park Act of 2000
- H.Res. 573 (106th): Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of ...
- H.Con.Res. 396 (106th): Celebrating the birth of James Madison and his contributions to the Nation.
- H.R. 5122 (106th): Patient Protection Act of 2000
- H.R. 3907 (106th): External Regulation of the Department of Energy Act
From Jan 1981 to Dec 2000, Bliley missed 269 of 10,246 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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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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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills