Our unique analysis of the bills Anderson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Anderson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Anderson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (42%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Families (5%) Social Welfare (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)
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 ...
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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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills