Our unique analysis of the bills Burke sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives 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). Burke is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Burke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (28%) Labor and Employment (27%) Private Legislation (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Health (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Sports and Recreation (7%) Families (5%)
Some of Burke’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13665 (95th): A bill to amend the Clayton Act to prohibit any professional football ...
- H.R. 13664 (95th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish requirements ...
- H.R. 13614 (95th): A bill to amend the Clayton Act to prohibit any professional football ...
- H.R. 13613 (95th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish requirements ...
- H.R. 11515 (95th): A bill for the relief of Luther L. Washington.
- H.R. 10718 (95th): Displaced Homemaker Assistance Act
- H.R. 10270 (95th): Displaced Homemaker Assistance Act
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From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Burke missed 1,113 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 28.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives 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