Snowbarger was the representative for Kansas’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1997 to 1998.
Snowbarger is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Snowbarger sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Snowbarger was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4259 (105th): Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian PolytechnicInstitute Administrative Systems Act of 1998
- H.R. 2177 (105th): To designate the United States Courthouse located at 500 State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, as the “Robert J. Dole United States Courthouse”.
Does 2 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).
Snowbarger sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Labor and Employment (18%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Law (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Education (8%) Taxation (8%)
Some of Snowbarger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4808 (105th): Depository Institution-GSE Affiliation Act of 1998
- H.R. 4649 (105th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the ...
- H.R. 4574 (105th): Merchant Marine-Railroad Retirement Correction Act of 1998
- H.Con.Res. 321 (105th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that money saved from efforts to ...
- H.R. 4259 (105th): Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian PolytechnicInstitute Administrative Systems Act of ...
- H.R. 4260 (105th): Congressional Pension Limitation and Reform Act
- H.R. 3315 (105th): Fair Elections and Political Accountability Act
From Jan 1997 to Dec 1998, Snowbarger missed 18 of 1,187 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills