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Rep. Clarence Long

Former Representative for Maryland’s 2nd District

Long, a Democrat, was the representative for Maryland's 2nd congressional district from 1963 to 1984.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Long is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Long sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Long was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Long sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Taxation (9%) Education (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Oct 1984, Long missed 456 of 9,080 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: