Our unique analysis of the bills Coyne 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Coyne is shown as a purple triangle. (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.
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 about one third or more 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. 4277 (107th): To suspend temporarily the duty on APEC 1745.
- 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. 4267 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on DEMT.
- H.R. 4276 (107th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Bayowet FT-248.
- H.R. 4265 (107th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on certain ion-exchange resins.
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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills