Jones was the representative for Georgia’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 1992.
Jones is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Jones sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Jones recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5943 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage employers to …
- H.R. 4495 (102nd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on 1,8 Dichloroanthraquinone and …
- H.R. 3016 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the targeted …
- H.R. 2262 (102nd): To recognize the organization known as the National Association of Women Veterans, …
- H.R. 1005 (102nd): To provide that the 25 percent pay increase under the Ethics Reform …
- H.R. 5784 (101st): To provide that the 25 percent pay increase under the Ethics Reform …
- H.R. 5496 (101st): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the targeted …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1989 to Oct 1992, Jones missed 174 of 1,836 roll call votes, which is 9.5%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills