Rep. Edwin Bethune Jr.
Former Representative from Arkansas's 2nd District
|Representative||Arkansas's 2nd District|
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Bethune was a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Bethune’s time serving in the House of Representatives.
Use this chart to compare Bethune to other members of the House of Representatives in the 98th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Bill Sponsorship & Cosponsorship
Some of Bethune’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6114 (98th): Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 5909 (98th): Public School Civil Rights Act of 1984
- H.R. 5848 (98th): A bill to amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 ...
- H.R. 5671 (98th): County Revenue Enhancement Act
- H.Con.Res. 292 (98th): A concurrent resolution condemning Iraq for its use of chemical weapons and ...
- H.R. 4943 (98th): Rural Electrification and Telephone Revolving Fund Solvency Act of 1984
- H.R. 4893 (98th): Arkansas Wilderness Act of 1983
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Bethune missed 299 of 2,979 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is worse than the median of 6.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills