Campbell was the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1986.
Campbell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Campbell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Campbell was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 653 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 15, 1986, through September 21, 1986, as “National Historically Black Colleges Week”.
- H.J.Res. 511 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 7, 1986, as “National Independent Retail Grocer Week”.
- H.J.Res. 362 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 23, 1985, through September 29, 1985, as “National Historically Black Colleges Week”.
- H.J.Res. 74 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 8, 1985, as “National Independent Retail Grocer Week”.
- H.J.Res. 637 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 23, 1984, as “National Historically Black Colleges Week”.
- H.J.Res. 105 (98th): A joint resolution to designate September 21, 1983, as “National Historically Black Colleges Day”.
- H.R. 5941 (97th): An act to designate the building known as the Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Greenville, South Carolina, as the “Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., Federal Building”, ...
Does 9 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).
Campbell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Campbell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5355 (99th): Textile Enforcement and Fair Trade Act of 1986
- H.R. 5301 (99th): A bill to provide tax deductions to those who provide contributions of ...
- H.J.Res. 653 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 15, 1986, through ...
- H.J.Res. 511 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 7, 1986, as ...
- H.J.Res. 362 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of September 23, 1985, through ...
- H.R. 2944 (99th): Social Welfare Amendments of 1985
- H.R. 2871 (99th): A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to require that ...
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1986, Campbell missed 656 of 3,884 roll call votes, which is 16.9%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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
- 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