Rep. David Satterfield III

Former Representative from Virginia’s 3rd District, Democrat

Satterfield, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district from 1965 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Satterfield 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Satterfield is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Satterfield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Health (29%) Taxation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Education (5%) Social Welfare (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Dec 1980, Satterfield missed 305 of 7,131 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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