Applegate was the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1994.
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 from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Applegate was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 6 (103rd): Designating April 9, 1993, and April 9, 1994, as “National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day”.
- H.R. 5008 (102nd): Veterans’ Benefits Act of 1992
- H.R. 1046 (102nd): Veterans’ Compensation Rate Amendments of 1991
- H.R. 1047 (102nd): Veterans’ Benefits Programs Improvement Act of 1991
- H.J.Res. 87 (102nd): Designating April 9, 1991, and April 9, 1992, as “National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day”.
- H.J.Res. 70 (102nd): Designating April 9, 1991, and April 9, 1992, as “National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day”.
- H.R. 435 (101st): To amend the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 to include Columbiana County, Ohio, as part of the Appalachian region.
Does 12 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).
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%)
Some of Applegate’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4214 (103rd): To amend chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, to provide ...
- H.R. 3942 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude strike benefits ...
- H.R. 3445 (103rd): Hazard Mitigation and Flood Damage Reduction Act of 1993
- H.R. 2562 (103rd): To direct the Administrator of General Services to design, and acquire a ...
- H.R. 2495 (103rd): To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State ...
- H.R. 106 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the provision ...
- H.J.Res. 5 (103rd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit ...
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.
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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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