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Rep. Beverly Byron

Former Representative from Maryland’s 6th District, Democrat

Byron, a Democrat, was the representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district from 1979 to 1992.

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

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Byron sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Byron is shown as a purple triangle. (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 about one third or more 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%) Health (6%) Taxation (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: