Rep. Charles Diggs Jr.

Former Representative from Michigan’s 13th District, Democrat

Diggs, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district from 1955 to 1980.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Diggs 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Diggs is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Diggs sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) International Affairs (13%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Taxation (9%) Education (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1955 to May 1980, Diggs missed 2,741 of 7,778 roll call votes, which is 35.2%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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