Hathaway is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 Hathaway sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Hathaway was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2916 (95th): Drug Abuse Office, Prevention, and Treatment Amendments
- S. 3184 (94th): Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act Amendments
- S. 2017 (94th): An Act to amend the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972, and for other purposes.
- S. 3612 (93rd): Railroad Retirement Act
Does 4 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).
Hathaway sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (26%) Taxation (19%) Social Welfare (13%) Health (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Education (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Some of Hathaway’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 573 (95th): A Resolution expressing to the President the sense of concern felt by ...
- S. 3508 (95th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- S. 3507 (95th): A Bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- S. 3506 (95th): A Bill to amend the Social Security Act with respect to health ...
- S. 3483 (95th): Fishery Conservation Amendments
- S. 3425 (95th): Community Mental Health Assistance Act
- S. 3420 (95th): Revenue Act
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Hathaway missed 335 of 3,605 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is on par with the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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
- 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