Ravenel was the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1987 to 1994.
Ravenel was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Ravenel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ravenel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2184 (103rd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on chromotropic acid.
- H.R. 2182 (103rd): To extend until January 1, 1996, the previously existing suspensions of duty …
- H.R. 2185 (103rd): To suspend until January 1, 1996, the duty on Resolin Red F3BS …
- H.R. 2179 (103rd): To extend until January 1, 1996, the previously existing suspension of duty …
- H.R. 2183 (103rd): To extend until January 1, 1996, the previously existing suspension of duty …
- H.R. 2186 (103rd): To suspend until January 1, 1996, the duty on dimethyl succinyl succinate.
- H.R. 2181 (103rd): To extend until January 1, 1996, the previously existing suspension of duty …
From Jan 1987 to Nov 1994, Ravenel missed 96 of 3,897 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills