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Rep. Edward Mezvinsky

Former Representative for Iowa’s 1st District

Mezvinsky was the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1976.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: