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Rep. Douglas Applegate

Former Representative from Ohio’s 18th District, Democrat

Applegate, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district from 1977 to 1994.


Our unique analysis of the bills Applegate 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Applegate is shown as a purple triangle. (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 about one third or more 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%) Labor and Employment (6%) Law (6%) Emergency Management (4%)

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: