Our unique analysis of the bills Washington 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Washington is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Washington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Education (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Families (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)
Some of Washington’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5310 (103rd): To eliminate Segregationist language from the Second Morrill Act.
- H.Con.Res. 196 (103rd): Expressing the sense of Congress that U.S. assistance to Algeria should be ...
- H.R. 3577 (103rd): Center for Rare Disease Research Act of 1993
- H.R. 3510 (103rd): To eliminate segregationist language from the Second Morrill Act.
- H.R. 3315 (103rd): Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform Act
- H.R. 1847 (103rd): Money Laundering Act of 1993
- H.R. 1180 (103rd): To amend title II of the Social Security Act to authorize State ...
From Jan 1990 to Nov 1994, Washington missed 869 of 2,589 roll call votes, which is 33.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills