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Rep. Daniel Slaughter Jr.

Former Representative from Virginia’s 7th District, Republican

Slaughter, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 1985 to 1991.


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)

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 about one third or more 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%) Private Legislation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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: