Our unique analysis of the bills Bliley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bliley is shown as a purple triangle. (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
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 about one third or more 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.Con.Res. 396 (106th): Celebrating the birth of James Madison and his contributions to the Nation.
- H.Res. 573 (106th): Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of ...
- 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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills