Rep. Edward Beard

Former Representative from Rhode Island's 2nd District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1975-1980 Representative,
Rhode Island's 2nd District

See Also: Bioguide

Sponsorship Analysis

Beard was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Beard’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Beard’s bills had a total of 62 cosponsors in the 96th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Beard to other members of the House of Representatives in the 96th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Beard missed 342 of 4,044 roll call votes, which is 8.5%. This is worse than the median of 7.9% 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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