Wylie was the representative for Ohio’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1992.
Wylie 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 Wylie sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Wylie was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 280 (100th): A joint resolution to observe the 300th Commencement exercise at the Ohio State University on June 12, 1987.
- H.R. 4602 (99th): FHA and GNMA Credit Commitment Assistance Act of 1986
- H.R. 2935 (93rd): Employee Benefit Security Act
Does 3 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).
Wylie sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (27%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Taxation (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%) International Affairs (6%)
Some of Wylie’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 490 (102nd): Relating to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council resolutions calling for ...
- H.Res. 408 (102nd): House of Representatives Perquisite Reform Resolution of 1992
- H.R. 4241 (102nd): Resolution Trust Corporation Funding Act of 1992
- H.R. 4080 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction ...
- H.J.Res. 377 (102nd): Designating the week beginning November 24, 1991, as “Assistance Dog Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 3621 (102nd): Primary Dealers Examination and Improvement Act
- H.R. 2514 (102nd): To amend the Housing Act of 1949 to extend the requirement for ...
From Jan 1967 to Oct 1992, Wylie missed 813 of 12,120 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. 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.
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