Feighan was the representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.
Feighan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Feighan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Feighan was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Feighan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Feighan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 298 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Vatican should recognize the ...
- H.Con.Res. 284 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should pursue a ...
- H.R. 4329 (102nd): Felon Gun Prohibition Act
- H.Res. 260 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States ...
- H.Res. 237 (102nd): Regarding the crisis in Yugoslavia.
- H.R. 3043 (102nd): Gun Violence Act of 1991
- H.R. 2222 (102nd): Antiterrorism Act of 1992
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Feighan missed 340 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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