Mezvinsky was the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1976.
Mezvinsky is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Mezvinsky sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Mezvinsky sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (27%) Social Welfare (17%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Commerce (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Some of Mezvinsky’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15853 (94th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize ...
- H.R. 13464 (94th): A bill to extend the period in which application may be made ...
- H.R. 10835 (94th): Food Industry Antitrust Reports Act
- H.R. 10407 (94th): Food Industry Antitrust Reports Act
- H.R. 10204 (94th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code so ...
- H.R. 10117 (94th): Food Industry Antitrust Reports Act
- H.R. 10118 (94th): Food Industry Antitrust Reports Act
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1976, Mezvinsky missed 58 of 2,351 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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
- 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