Zeliff was the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1991 to 1996.
Zeliff is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Zeliff sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Zeliff was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Zeliff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Law (11%) Taxation (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Families (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)
Some of Zeliff’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4017 (104th): Drug-Free Workplace and Public Safety Assurance Act of 1996
- H.R. 4016 (104th): Drug-Free Schools Reform Act of 1996
- H.R. 3934 (104th): To provide protections against bundling of contract requirements in Federal procurement.
- H.R. 3602 (104th): National Dam Safety Program Act of 1996
- H.Con.Res. 177 (104th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that family members and others should ...
- H.R. 2255 (104th): Lamprey Wild and Scenic River Act
- H.R. 2258 (104th): To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation ...
From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Zeliff missed 127 of 3,394 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills