Huddleston is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1984 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 Huddleston sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 12, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Huddleston was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 298 (98th): A joint resolution to proclaim the month of July 1984 as “National Ice Cream Month” and July 15, 1984, as “National Ice Cream Day”.
- S.J.Res. 203 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning April 8, 1984, as “National Mental Health Counselors Week”.
- S.J.Res. 35 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning March 20, 1983, as “National Mental Health Counselors Week”.
- S. 730 (97th): An act to ensure necessary funds for the implementation of the Federal Corp Insurance Act of 1980.
- S. 1125 (96th): Federal Crop Insurance Act of 1980
- S. 1835 (95th): An Act to establish a Rural Transportation Advisory Task Force, and for other purposes.
- S. 976 (95th): An Act to amend the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Does 12 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).
Huddleston sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (21%) Immigration (14%) Energy (12%) Private Legislation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) International Affairs (9%)
Some of Huddleston’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3005 (98th): A bill to designate the Federal Building and United States Courthouse in ...
- S.Con.Res. 134 (98th): A concurrent resolution congratulating Mary T. Meagher for her accomplishments in the ...
- S.Res. 428 (98th): A resolution relative to the death of Representative Carl Perkins, of Kentucky.
- S.J.Res. 298 (98th): A joint resolution to proclaim the month of July 1984 as “National ...
- S. 2607 (98th): Anti-Hunger Act of 1984
- S.Con.Res. 99 (98th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that Federal bank regulatory ...
- S. 2256 (98th): A bill to exempt restaurant central kitchens from Federal inspection requirements.
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1984, Huddleston missed 807 of 6,287 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. This is much worse than the median of 6.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. 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
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills