Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1981
Rep. Edward Beard [D-RI2, 1975-1980] leaves office as Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Rhode Island’s 2nd District, Democrat
Beard, a Democrat, was the representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district from 1975 to 1980.
Our unique analysis of the bills Beard 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Beard is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Beard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Social Welfare (15%) Labor and Employment (14%) Health (10%) Energy (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Education (8%)
Some of Beard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Beard missed 373 of 4,089 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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