Our unique analysis of the bills Sarpalius 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). Sarpalius is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sarpalius was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2294 (103rd): To designate the Federal building in Wichita Falls, Texas, which is currently known as the Main Post Office, as the “Graham B. Purcell, Jr., Post Office and ...
- H.J.Res. 345 (101st): Designating the week of March 1 through 7, 1990, as “National Quarter Horse Week”.
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).
Sarpalius sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Environmental Protection (16%) Taxation (16%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%)
Some of Sarpalius’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 324 (103rd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit ...
- H.R. 2654 (103rd): To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt certain ...
- H.R. 2294 (103rd): To designate the Federal building in Wichita Falls, Texas, which is currently ...
- H.R. 2187 (103rd): Helium Act Amendments of 1993
- H.R. 1512 (103rd): To amend title 23, United States Code, to repeal provisions establishing a ...
- H.R. 952 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the $50 ...
- H.R. 339 (103rd): Secured Credit Availability Amendments of 1993
From Jan 1989 to Nov 1994, Sarpalius missed 62 of 2,958 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. 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