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Rep. Daniel Slaughter Jr.

Former Representative for Virginia’s 7th District

Slaughter was the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1991.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Slaughter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Slaughter sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Slaughter was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Slaughter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (31%) Taxation (19%) Social Welfare (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Private Legislation (7%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Environmental Protection (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Slaughter’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: