Our unique analysis of the bills Cotter sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cotter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Cotter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (28%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Labor and Employment (16%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Economics and Public Finance (4%) Energy (4%)
Some of Cotter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4245 (97th): A bill to amend the Gun Control Act of 1968 to provide ...
- H.R. 4246 (97th): A bill to require a speedy trial for criminal defendants charged with ...
- H.R. 2346 (97th): Individual Retirement Savings Act of 1981
- H.R. 2253 (97th): A bill to authorize social security coverage, under the agreement entered into ...
- H.R. 2101 (97th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with ...
- H.Res. 808 (96th): A resolution to express the concern of the House of Representatives over ...
- H.R. 8283 (96th): Individual Retirement Savings Act of 1980
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From Jan 1971 to Aug 1981, Cotter missed 1,129 of 5,995 roll call votes, which is 18.8%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1981. 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