Douglas was the representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1989 to 1990.
Douglas is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Douglas sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Douglas was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3104 (101st): Pemigewasset River Study Act of 1989
- H.J.Res. 298 (101st): Designating July 14, 1989, as “National Day to Commemorate the Bastille Day Bicentennial”.
Does 2 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).
Douglas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Douglas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5939 (101st): Shareholder Protection Act of 1990
- H.Res. 383 (101st): To amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the ...
- H.Res. 370 (101st): Providing for the consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res 268) proposing ...
- H.R. 4248 (101st): Affordable Housing and First Home Buyer Assistance Act of 1990
- H.Res. 350 (101st): Providing for the consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 350) proposing ...
- H.R. 4153 (101st): Nuclear Emergency Planning and Preparedness Improvement Act of 1990
- H.R. 3702 (101st): To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize the Environmental Protection ...
From Jan 1989 to Oct 1990, Douglas missed 37 of 904 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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