Our unique analysis of the bills Slaughter 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Slaughter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Slaughter was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 829 (102nd): To amend title 28, United States Code, to make changes in the composition of the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
- H.R. 4721 (101st): To designate the Federal building located at 340 North Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester, Virginia, as the “J. Kenneth Robinson Postal Building”.
- H.R. 3791 (101st): For the relief of Beulah C. Shifflett.
- H.R. 875 (101st): Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park Expansion Act of 1989
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Slaughter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (31%) Taxation (19%) Social Welfare (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Private Legislation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Environmental Protection (5%)
Some of Slaughter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2652 (102nd): Thomas Jefferson Commemoration Act
- H.R. 1528 (102nd): Medicare Trust Fund Integrity Act of 1991
- H.R. 829 (102nd): To amend title 28, United States Code, to make changes in the ...
- H.R. 703 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross ...
- H.R. 702 (102nd): Health Care Savings Account Act of 1991
- H.R. 704 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross ...
- H.R. 705 (102nd): Federal Employees Long-Term Care Insurance Act
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From Jan 1985 to Nov 1991, Slaughter missed 138 of 3,108 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1991. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills