Hatcher was the representative for Georgia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1992.
Hatcher 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hatcher sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Hatcher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hatcher’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5439 (102nd): Food Stamp Quality Control System Amendments of 1992
- H.R. 4819 (102nd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on Triphenylmethyl chloride, Imidazole ...
- H.R. 3850 (102nd): Federal-State Pesticide Regulation Partnership Act of 1991
- H.R. 1868 (102nd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on metmercazole.
- H.R. 1866 (102nd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on pyrmethyl alcohol.
- H.R. 1869 (102nd): To suspend temporarily the duty on fluometuron and IBTF.
- H.R. 1867 (102nd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on TAC.
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Hatcher missed 773 of 5,381 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. This is much 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