Riegle was a senator from Michigan and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1994.
He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district as most recently a Democrat (1975-1976) and previously a Republican (1967-1974) from 1967 to 1976.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 1989, Sen. Riegle was accused of improperly intervening with federal banking regulators on behalf of Charles Keating, Jr. and his savings and loan business. The Senate Select Committee on Ethics published a report in which Riegle was criticized for giving the appearance of impropriety, but not punished because he had not violated any Senate rules.
|Nov. 20, 1991||Senate Select Committee on Ethics published a report in which Riegle was critized for giving the appearance of impropriety, but not punished because he had not violated any Senate rules (Senate Select Comm. on Ethics, Investigation of Sen. Alan Cranston, S. Rep. 102-223, 102d Cong., 1st Sess. (1991))|
|1994||Riegle did not seek re-election.|
Riegle is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1994 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 Riegle sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Riegle was the primary sponsor of 55 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2395 (103rd): An act to designate the United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Theodore Levin Courthouse”, and for other purposes.
- S. 1066 (103rd): A bill to restore Federal services to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
- S.J.Res. 212 (103rd): A joint resolution designating August 2, 1994, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch Day”.
- S. 1299 (103rd): Multifamily Housing Property Disposition Reform Act of 1994
- S. 714 (103rd): Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act
- S.J.Res. 121 (103rd): A bill to designate October 6, 1993 and 1994, as “German-American Day”.
- S. 347 (102nd): Defense Production Act Amendments of 1992
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).
Riegle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (19%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)
Some of Riegle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2402 (103rd): Homeowners Insurance Disclosure Act of 1994
- S. 2395 (103rd): An act to designate the United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan, as ...
- S. 2361 (103rd): Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Act of 1994
- S.J.Res. 212 (103rd): A joint resolution designating August 2, 1994, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch ...
- S. 2291 (103rd): Derivatives Supervision Act of 1994
- S. 2281 (103rd): Housing Choice and Community Investment Act of 1994
- S. 2214 (103rd): Children’s Ombudsman Act
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Riegle missed 369 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- empire777 login@unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills