Our unique analysis of the bills Roth sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roth is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Roth was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1387 (106th): African Growth and Opportunity Act
- S. 262 (106th): Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 1999
- S. 2394 (105th): A bill to amend section 334 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act to clarify the rules of origin with respect to certain textile products.
- S.J.Res. 5 (105th): A joint resolution waiving certain provisions of the Trade Act of 1974 relating to the appointment of the United States Trade Representative.
- S. 279 (105th): Airport and Airway Trust Fund Tax Reinstatement Act of 1997
- S.J.Res. 75 (103rd): A joint resolution designating January 2, 1994, through January 8, 1994, as “National Law Enforcement Training Week”.
- S. 20 (103rd): Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
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).
Roth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Commerce (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Taxation (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Law (10%) International Affairs (9%)
Some of Roth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3267 (106th): Retired Coal Miners Health Benefit Security Act
- S.Con.Res. 152 (106th): A concurrent resolution to make a technical correction in the enrollment of ...
- S. 3187 (106th): Medicaid Protection Act
- S.Con.Res. 147 (106th): A concurrent resolution to make a technical correction in the enrollment of ...
- S. 3165 (106th): Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 2000
- S. 3152 (106th): Community Renewal and New Markets Act of 2000
- S.J.Res. 53 (106th): A resolution to commemorate fallen firefighters by lowering the American flag to ...
From Feb 1971 to Dec 2000, Roth missed 449 of 12,896 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. 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