Emery was the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1982.
Emery is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Emery sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Emery was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7919 (96th): Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980
- H.R. 5748 (96th): A bill to amend title 32, United States Code, to modify the system of accountability and responsibility for property of the United States issued to the National ...
- H.R. 13481 (95th): A bill to name the post office and Federal building in Portland, Maine, the “Federick G. Payne Building”.
Does 3 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).
Emery sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Energy (16%) Taxation (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Private Legislation (8%)
Some of Emery’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 569 (97th): A joint resolution redesignating the Saint Croix Island National Monument in the ...
- H.Res. 524 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the ...
- H.R. 6664 (97th): Small Business Access to Trade Remedies Act of 1982
- H.Res. 392 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the ...
- H.R. 5759 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.Con.Res. 281 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to ...
- H.R. 5668 (97th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Emery missed 331 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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