Anderson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 Anderson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Anderson was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1618 (95th): A bill for the relief of Sang Yun Yoon.
- S. 2507 (95th): An Act to authorize the Smithsonian Institution to acquire the Museum of African Art, and for other purposes.
- S.J.Res. 147 (95th): A joint resolution designating July 18, 1979, as “National POW-MIA Recognition Day.”
- S. 2452 (95th): Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs Assistance Act
- S. 1005 (95th): A bill for the relief of Young Shin Joo.
- S. 1551 (95th): A bill for the relief of In Hea Kim and Myung Sung Kwon.
- S. 1003 (95th): A bill for the relief of Me Young Lee.
Does 7 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).
Anderson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Anderson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3591 (95th): A bill for the relief of Antonio J. Marfori.
- S. 3586 (95th): A Bill for the relief of Maria Elena Rodriquez.
- S.Con.Res. 107 (95th): Expressing the sense of Congress on Lebanon.
- S. 3529 (95th): A bill for the relief of Anthony McCartney.
- S.Con.Res. 106 (95th): A Concurrent Resolution authorizing the printing of 5,000 copies of the eulogies ...
- S. 3443 (95th): A bill for the relief of M. Javier Rivera.
- S.J.Res. 153 (95th): A joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim the third week in ...
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, Anderson missed 340 of 1,156 roll call votes, which is 29.4%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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