Milford was the representative for Texas’s 24th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1978.
Milford 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 Milford sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Milford was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 10101 (94th): An Act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exempt certain aircraft museums from Federal fuel taxes and the Federal tax on the use of ...
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).
Milford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (17%) Private Legislation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Law (8%) Social Welfare (8%)
Some of Milford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13715 (95th): National Weather Services Act
- H.Con.Res. 580 (95th): A resolution disapproving proposed regulations of the Treasury Department requiring centralized registration ...
- H.R. 12126 (95th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 12125 (95th): A bill to provide that Federal assistance under the Federal Housing Administration ...
- H.R. 11751 (95th): A bill to authorize the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to allow ...
- H.R. 11350 (95th): A bill to provide that Federal assistance under the Federal Housing Administration ...
- H.R. 11351 (95th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Milford missed 918 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 23.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 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