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Rep. Andrew Young Jr.

Former Representative for Georgia’s 5th District

Young was the representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1978.

Photo of Rep. Andrew Young [D-GA5, 1973-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Young is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Young sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Young was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Young sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Sports and Recreation (19%) International Affairs (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Feb 1977, Young missed 472 of 2,356 roll call votes, which is 20.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1977. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: