Coyne was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 2002.
Coyne is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Coyne sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Coyne was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 927 (103rd): To designate the Pittsburgh Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
- H.R. 2442 (100th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States to change the tariff classification to silicone materials.
Does 2 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).
Coyne sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Commerce (19%) Taxation (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Environmental Protection (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Law (7%) Social Welfare (7%)
Some of Coyne’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4829 (107th): For the relief of Olivera Goronja.
- H.R. 4268 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on PHBA (p-hydroxybenzoic acid).
- H.R. 4272 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on ortho-phenylphenol (OPP).
- H.R. 4265 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on certain ion-exchange resins.
- H.R. 4273 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on 11-Aminoundecanoic acid.
- H.R. 4266 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Thionyl Chloride.
- H.R. 4269 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Iminodisuccinate.
From Jan 1981 to Nov 2002, Coyne missed 325 of 11,242 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills