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Rep. Beverly Byron

Former Representative for Maryland’s 6th District

Byron was the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1979 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Beverly Byron [D-MD6, 1979-1992]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Byron 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

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

Enacted Legislation

Byron was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Byron sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Environmental Protection (12%) Taxation (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1992, Byron missed 466 of 6,659 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is 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.

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Primary Sources

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