Bradley is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1996 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 Bradley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Bradley was the primary sponsor of 31 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 611 (104th): A bill to authorize extension of time limitation for a FERC-issued hydroelectric license.
- S. 1574 (103rd): A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coastal Heritage Trail Route in the State of New Jersey, and for other purposes.
- S.J.Res. 131 (103rd): A joint resolution designating the week beginning November 14, 1993, and the week beginning November 13, 1994, each as “Geography Awareness Week”.
- S. 1416 (103rd): A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coastal Heritage Trail Route in the State of New Jersey, and for other purposes.
- S. 328 (103rd): A bill to provide for the rehabilitation of historic structures within the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in the State of New Jersey, and ...
- S. 3217 (102nd): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Great Egg Harbor and its tributaries in the State of New Jersey ...
- S. 363 (102nd): A bill to authorize the addition of 15 acres to Morristown National Historical Park.
Does 31 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).
Bradley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (11%) Taxation (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Commerce (8%)
Some of Bradley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 282 (104th): A resolution to designate October 10, 1996, as the “Day of National ...
- S. 1935 (104th): Public Trust and Environmental Accountability Act
- S. 1640 (104th): Domestic Saturday Night Special Act of 1996
- S. 1595 (104th): Restoration of Natural Resources Laws on the Public Lands Act of 1996
- S.J.Res. 47 (104th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to permit the ...
- S. 1528 (104th): Senate Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1996
- S.Res. 180 (104th): A resolution proclaiming October 15, 1995, through October 21, 1995, as the ...
From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Bradley missed 506 of 7,052 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. 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
- 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