Rep. Chester Atkins

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 5th District, Democrat

Atkins, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district from 1985 to 1992.


Our unique analysis of the bills Atkins sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Atkins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Atkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (23%) International Affairs (16%) Water Resources Development (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Families (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Labor and Employment (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Oct 1992, Atkins missed 192 of 3,665 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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