Rep. Andrew Young Jr.

Former Representative from Georgia’s 5th District, Democrat

Young, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1973 to 1978.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Young 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Young is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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