Allen was the representative for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1978.
Allen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Allen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Allen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Allen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Allen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 11521 (95th): National Contest for the Invention and Development of an Efficient and Cost-Effective ...
- H.Con.Res. 513 (95th): A resolution condemning terrorist activities of the PLO.
- H.R. 11452 (95th): National Academy of Medicine Act
- H.Res. 1055 (95th): A resolution to refer the bill, H.R. 11300 for the relief of ...
- H.R. 11300 (95th): A bill for the relief of Lance Industries, Incorporated.
- H.J.Res. 764 (95th): A resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation ...
- H.R. 11144 (95th): Lifeline and Electric Rate Reform Act
From Dec 1975 to Jun 1978, Allen missed 187 of 1,846 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1978. 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