Our unique analysis of the bills Espy 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Espy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Espy was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 503 (102nd): Acknowledging the sacrifices that military families have made on behalf of the Nation and designating November 23, 1992, as “National Military Families Recognition Day”.
- H.J.Res. 215 (102nd): Acknowledging the sacrifices that military families have made on behalf of the Nation and designating November 25, 1991, as “National Military Families Recognition Day”.
- H.J.Res. 566 (101st): Acknowledging the sacrifices that military families have made on behalf of the Nation and designating November 19, 1990, as “National Military Families Recognition Day”.
- H.R. 2174 (101st): Mississippi River Corridor Study Commission Act of 1989
- H.R. 2799 (101st): To amend the Agricultural Act of 1949 to allow the planting of alternate crops on permitted acreage for the 1990 crop year.
- H.J.Res. 178 (100th): A joint resolution designating April 4, 1987 as “National Catfish Day”.
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.
Espy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (32%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Families (14%) Water Resources Development (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)
Some of Espy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 183 (103rd): Lower Mississippi Delta Development Financing Corporation Act
- H.R. 6188 (102nd): Lower Mississippi Delta Development Financing Corporation Act
- H.R. 5742 (102nd): USDA National Appeals Division Act of 1992
- H.J.Res. 503 (102nd): Acknowledging the sacrifices that military families have made on behalf of the ...
- H.R. 5286 (102nd): Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site Act of 1992
- H.R. 4531 (102nd): To require the Secretary of Agriculture to include rice in the definition ...
- H.Res. 220 (102nd): To honor accomplishments and express the appreciation for a dedicated career in ...
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From Jan 1987 to Jan 1993, Espy missed 231 of 2,781 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1993. 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills