Scherle is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Scherle sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Scherle was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3856 (93rd): A bill to amend the emergency loan program under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, and for other purposes.
Does 1 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).
Scherle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Taxation (17%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Environmental Protection (9%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Education (8%) Social Welfare (6%)
Some of Scherle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17642 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code in ...
- H.R. 17243 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code in ...
- H.R. 16990 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Mitsuo Kakutani, his wife Akaiko Kakutani, ...
- H.R. 16205 (93rd): A bill to provide emergency deficiency assistance to producers of agricultural commodities.
- H.R. 16101 (93rd): A bill to repeal the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act ...
- H.Res. 1245 (93rd): Resolution creating a standing Committee on Small Business in the House of ...
- H.Con.Res. 542 (93rd): Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress concerning recognition by the European ...
From Jan 1967 to Dec 1974, Scherle missed 254 of 2,648 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills