Our unique analysis of the bills Scott sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Scott sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) Law (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2784 (95th): Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments
- S. 2205 (95th): A bill to terminate the authorization for the Delaware Bay to Cape ...
- S. 1767 (95th): Federal Officials Antidefamation Act
- S. 1681 (95th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 in order to ...
- S. 1221 (95th): A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18 of the United ...
- S.J.Res. 43 (95th): A joint-resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- S. 1172 (95th): Food Additives Amendment
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From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Scott missed 531 of 3,605 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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:
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills