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Rep. Charles Diggs Jr.

Former Representative for Michigan’s 13th District

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

Photo of Rep. Charles Diggs [D-MI13, 1955-1980]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Diggs is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Diggs sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Diggs was the primary sponsor of 22 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

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%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: