Miller is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2004 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 Miller sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 8, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Miller was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1596 (108th): A bill to designate the facility of the Untied States Postal Service located at 255 North Main Street in Jonesboro, Georgia, as the “S. Truett Cathy Post ...
- S. 1789 (108th): Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site Land Exchange Act
- S. 985 (107th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 South Main Street in Sylvania, Georgia, as the “G. Elliot Hagan Post ...
Does 3 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).
Miller sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Miller’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2736 (108th): Interstate 3/3rd Infantry Division Highway Initiation Act
- S. 2735 (108th): 14th Amendment Interstate Highway Initiation Act
- S. 2404 (108th): Fairness in School Discipline Act of 2004
- S. 2405 (108th): Restoring Authority to Schools Act of 2004
- S.J.Res. 35 (108th): A joint resolution to repeal the seventeenth article of amendment to the ...
- S. 2152 (108th): Guard and Reserve Retirement Retainer Act of 2004
- S. 2147 (108th): Broadcast Decency Responsibility and Enforcement Act of 2004
From Jul 2000 to Dec 2004, Miller missed 162 of 1,378 roll call votes, which is 11.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. 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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