Our unique analysis of the bills Vandergriff 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Vandergriff is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Vandergriff was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 545 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week of September 16 through 22, 1984 as “Emergency Medicine Week”.
- H.R. 3615 (98th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the cap amount allowable for reimbursement of hospices under the medicare program.
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).
Vandergriff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Vandergriff’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 641 (98th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution with respect to ...
- H.Res. 530 (98th): A resolution urging continuation of tax deductibility of residential mortgage interest payments.
- H.R. 5880 (98th): A bill to amend section 459 of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 5623 (98th): National Wildflower Landscaping Act of 1984
- H.J.Res. 545 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week of September 16 through 22, 1984 ...
- H.R. 5141 (98th): A bill to amend part A of title XVIII of the Social ...
- H.R. 4703 (98th): Congressional Pay Responsibility Act
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1984, Vandergriff missed 34 of 906 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills