Our unique analysis of the bills Hughes 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hughes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hughes was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2840 (103rd): Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform Act of 1993
- H.R. 2632 (103rd): Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1993
- H.R. 2650 (103rd): To designate portions of the Maurice River and its tributaries in the State of New Jersey as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems.
- H.R. 5853 (102nd): To designate segments of the Great Egg Harbor River and its tributaries in the State of New Jersey as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers ...
- H.R. 4412 (102nd): To amend title 17, United States Code, relating to fair use of copyrighted works.
- H.R. 2324 (102nd): Incarcerated Witness Fees Act of 1991
- H.R. 3531 (102nd): Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1991
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Hughes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Commerce (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Law (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)
Some of Hughes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5303 (103rd): To make technical corrections in the Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1994.
- H.R. 5186 (103rd): Bureau of Prisons Community Services Projects Act of 1994
- H.R. 5081 (103rd): To provide for a demonstration project by Federal Prison Industries.
- H.R. 4894 (103rd): General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Copyright Act of 1994
- H.J.Res. 386 (103rd): To designate September 14, 1994, as “Mercy Otis Warren Day”.
- H.R. 4668 (103rd): Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1994
- H.R. 4608 (103rd): Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1994
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From Jan 1975 to Nov 1994, Hughes missed 228 of 10,594 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills