Rep. Zachary “Zack” Space
Former Representative for Ohio’s 18th District
Space was the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.
Space is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Space sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Space was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3663 (111th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay the date on which the accreditation requirement under the Medicare Program applies to suppliers of durable …
- H.R. 3052 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 954 Wheeling Avenue in Cambridge, Ohio, as the “John Herschel Glenn, Jr. Post Office Building”.
Does 2 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).
Space sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (20%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Education (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Space recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6512 (111th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent the …
- H.R. 6259 (111th): VOTE Act
- H.R. 6072 (111th): Electronic Health Record Incentives for Multi-Campus Hospitals Act of 2010
- H.R. 6012 (111th): To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to review utilization …
- H.R. 5707 (111th): Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act
- H.R. 5106 (111th): To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a commission on urotrauma.
- H.R. 4799 (111th): Retraining a New Health Care Workforce Act of 2010
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Space missed 122 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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