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Rep. Clem McSpadden

Former Representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District

McSpadden was the representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1974.

Photo of Rep. Clem McSpadden [D-OK2, 1973-1974]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

McSpadden was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McSpadden sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (22%) Native Americans (22%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Social Welfare (13%) Health (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

McSpadden recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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