Rep. Raymond “Ray” Thornton Jr.
Former Representative from Arkansas's 2nd District
|Representative||Arkansas's 2nd District|
|Representative||Arkansas's 4th District|
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Thornton was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Thornton’s time serving in the House of Representatives.
Use this chart to compare Thornton to other members of the House of Representatives in the 104th 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 Thornton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1926 (104th): Flag Protection Act of 1995
- H.R. 1109 (104th): Capital Budgeting Act of 1995
- H.J.Res. 65 (104th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit ...
- H.R. 661 (104th): Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2
- H.J.Res. 53 (104th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget ...
- H.J.Res. 201 (103rd): Designating the beach at 53 degrees 53 minutes 51 seconds north, 166 ...
- H.R. 484 (103rd): Capital Budgeting Act of 1993
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From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Thornton missed 752 of 7,256 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills