McSpadden was the representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1974.
McSpadden is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 McSpadden sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
McSpadden was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 8056 (93rd): A bill to grant the consent of the United States to the Arkansas River Basin compact, Arkansas-Oklahoma.
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).
McSpadden sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of McSpadden’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1101 (93rd): Resolution providing for the consideration of S. 3231.
- H.R. 14636 (93rd): A bill to amend title 17 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 14635 (93rd): A bill to permit the Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity ...
- H.Res. 1026 (93rd): Resolution providing for the consideration of H.R. 12565. A bill to authorize ...
- H.Res. 1010 (93rd): Resolution providing for the consideration of S. 628. An act to amend ...
- H.R. 13643 (93rd): A bill to suspend until June 1, 1970, the regulations of the ...
- H.Res. 985 (93rd): Resolution on the seriousness of the fertilizer shortage.
From Jan 1973 to Dec 1974, McSpadden missed 373 of 1,078 roll call votes, which is 34.6%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills