Flood was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1955 to 1980.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1949 to 1952; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1945 to 1946.
On Dec. 12, 1979, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Flood for using official influence on behalf of private parties and foreign governments in return for unlawful payments and disciplinary hearing deferred due to hospitalization. On Jan. 31, 1980, he resigned. On Feb. 26, 1980, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor of conspiracy to defraud government. On Mar. 26, 1980, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct filed its report.
|Dec. 12, 1979||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct Special Counsel appointed, Investigative subcommittee established (April 19, 1978); statement of alleged violation adopted (June 7, 1979); disciplinary hearing deferred due to hospitalization (Dec. 12, 1979)|
|Jan. 31, 1980||Resigned.|
|Feb. 26, 1980||Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor of conspiracy to defraud government.|
|Mar. 26, 1980||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct filed its report|
Flood is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Flood sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Flood was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 12929 (95th): Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act
- H.R. 14232 (94th): Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act
- H.R. 8069 (94th): Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act
- H.R. 5901 (94th): Education Division and Related Agencies Appropriation Act
- H.R. 10827 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Kiyonao Okami.
- H.R. 15580 (93rd): Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act
- H.R. 8877 (93rd): Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriations Act
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).
Flood sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (23%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Education (15%) Private Legislation (15%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Energy (8%) Law (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)
Some of Flood’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 450 (96th): A resolution to authorize the printing as a House document an anthology ...
- H.R. 3704 (96th): A bill for the relief of Michael Kalanevich.
- H.Con.Res. 72 (96th): A concurrent resolution relative to rights of Ukrainian citizens.
- H.R. 1930 (96th): Panama Canal Modernization Act
- H.R. 1663 (96th): A bill for the relief of the Shippensburg Public Library, the Osterhout ...
- H.R. 1508 (96th): A bill to provide for construction of certain bridges, approaches, and roads ...
- H.R. 1014 (96th): A bill to provide that the United States Canal Zone shall be ...
From Jan 1945 to Jan 1980, Flood missed 1,014 of 8,227 roll call votes, which is 12.3%. This is worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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