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Rep. Douglas Applegate

Former Representative for Ohio’s 18th District

Applegate was the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1994.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Applegate is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Applegate sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Applegate was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Applegate sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (40%) Environmental Protection (18%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Taxation (8%) Law (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Nov 1994, Applegate missed 753 of 9,321 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: