Rose was the representative for North Carolina’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1996.
In 1988, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Rose for borrowing campaign funds for personal use and inadequate financial disclosure. On Mar. 23, 1988, the committee adopted a public letter of reproval, 9-3. In 1994, he paid civil fine of $12,500.
|Mar. 23, 1988||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct adopted a public letter of reproval, 9-3|
|1994||Paid civil fine of $12,500.|
Rose is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Rose sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Rose was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2074 (103rd): To authorize appropriations for the American Folklife Center for fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.
- H.R. 1328 (103rd): Government Printing Office Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act of 1993
- H.R. 5575 (102nd): To authorize certain uses of real property acquired by the Architect of the Capitol for use by the Librarian of Congress and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4774 (102nd): To provide flexibility to the Secretary of Agriculture to carryout food assistance programs in certain countries.
- H.J.Res. 453 (102nd): Designating August 15, 1992, as “82d Airborne Division 50th Anniversary Recognition Day”.
- H.R. 3392 (98th): A bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 1949.
- H.R. 6590 (97th): No Net Cost Tobacco Program Act of 1982
Does 10 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).
Rose sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Private Legislation (18%) Environmental Protection (13%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Commerce (6%)
Some of Rose’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3844 (104th): For the relief of the estate of William R. Holden and the ...
- H.R. 3810 (104th): Lumbee Recognition Act
- H.R. 2793 (104th): Conservation Incentives Program Act of 1995
- H.R. 2794 (104th): Peanut Program Improvement Act of 1995
- H.R. 2735 (104th): To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation ...
- H.R. 2653 (104th): Tobacco Amendments Act of 1995
- H.R. 2613 (104th): For the relief of Rabon Lowry.
From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Rose missed 1,615 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills