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Rep. Arthur Ravenel Jr.

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 1st District

Ravenel was the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1987 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Arthur Ravenel [R-SC1, 1987-1994]

Enacted Legislation

Ravenel was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ravenel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (83%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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