Rep. Butler Derrick Jr.

Former Representative from South Carolina’s 3rd District, Democrat

Derrick, a Democrat, was the representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district from 1975 to 1994.


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Derrick is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Derrick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (27%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Environmental Protection (9%) Energy (7%) International Affairs (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Nov 1994, Derrick missed 820 of 10,594 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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