Whitley was the representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1986.
Whitley was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1797 (97th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the department in which the United States Coast Guard is operating to cause the vessel Capt. Tom to be documented …
Does 1 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).
Whitley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Whitley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 343 (99th): A concurrent resolution to pay tribute to the late William C. Lee …
- H.R. 2631 (99th): Forest Ecosystems and Atmospheric Pollution Research Act of 1986
- H.R. 6077 (98th): A bill for the relief of Neslund E. Denison, United States Navy.
- H.R. 5267 (98th): Rural Housing Assistance Improvement Act of 1984
- H.R. 3582 (98th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase …
- H.R. 3515 (98th): A bill to permit the use of fire fighting forces of foreign …
- H.R. 3514 (98th): A bill to repeal that paragraph of the Act of March 4, …
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1986, Whitley missed 330 of 5,424 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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
- 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