Bailey was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1982.
Bailey 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 Bailey sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Bailey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (36%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Labor and Employment (15%) Private Legislation (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Social Welfare (5%)
Some of Bailey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 437 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress concerning the completion of ...
- H.R. 7449 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow ...
- H.J.Res. 636 (97th): A joint resolution directing the completion of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in ...
- H.R. 7107 (97th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States to ...
- H.Res. 585 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect ...
- H.R. 7074 (97th): A bill to amend section 151 of the Internal Revenue Code of ...
- H.R. 7075 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
From Jan 1979 to Dec 1982, Bailey missed 31 of 2,088 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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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