Rep. Richard Vander Veen
Former Representative from Michigan's 5th District
|Representative||Michigan's 5th District|
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Vander Veen was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Vander Veen’s time serving in the House of Representatives.
Use this chart to compare Vander Veen to other members of the House of Representatives in the 94th 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 Vander Veen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14834 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 14835 (94th): Historic Preservation Tax Act
- H.R. 13247 (94th): A bill to name a certain Federal building in Grand Rapids, Mich., ...
- H.R. 13061 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 13060 (94th): High Unemployment Area Tax Relief Act
- H.R. 11787 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 11321 (94th): An Act to suspend until July 1, 1978, the duty on certain ...
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From Jan 1973 to Oct 1976, Vander Veen missed 636 of 2,307 roll call votes, which is 27.6%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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