Henderson was the representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1961 to 1976.
Henderson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Henderson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Henderson was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3650 (94th): A bill to clarify the application of section 8344 of title 5, United States Code, relating to civil service annuities and pay upon reemployment, and for other ...
- H.R. 508 (94th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to authorize civilians employed by the Department of Defense to administer oaths while conducting official investigations.
- H.R. 11172 (94th): An Act to insure that the compensation and other emoluments for any person filling the vacancy on the Federal Maritime Commission caused by the resignation of Commissioner ...
- H.R. 2110 (94th): An Act for the relief of Joyce Ann Farrior and Sarah E. Farrior.
- H.R. 8007 (94th): A bill to amend section 142 of title 13, United States Code, entitled “Census”.
- H.R. 3532 (93rd): An Act for the relief of Donald L. Tyndall, Bruce Edward Tyndall, Kimberly Fay Tyndall, and Lisa Michele Tyndall.
- H.R. 3436 (93rd): A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain mineral rights in and under lands in Onslow County, N. C..
Does 9 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).
Henderson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Henderson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1497 (94th): A resolution authorizing appointment of a special counsel to represent the Sergeant ...
- H.R. 14520 (94th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to revise the ...
- H.R. 14454 (94th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to revise the ...
- H.R. 14004 (94th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain ...
- H.R. 13891 (94th): Civil Service Amendments
- H.R. 12882 (94th): A bill to amend chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, ...
- H.Con.Res. 596 (94th): A concurrent resolution relating to the enrollment of the bill H.R. 8617.
From Jan 1961 to Oct 1976, Henderson missed 439 of 4,786 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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