Rep. Alan Wheat

Former Representative from Missouri’s 5th District, Democrat

Wheat, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district from 1983 to 1994.



Our unique analysis of the bills Wheat sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wheat is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Wheat was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wheat sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (16%) Education (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%) Commerce (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Wheat’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Nov 1994, Wheat missed 180 of 5,686 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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