Stack was the representative for Florida’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1980.
Stack is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Stack sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Stack 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).
Stack sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Stack’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7859 (96th): Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980
- H.R. 7425 (96th): A bill to amend the Indochina Refugee Children Assistance Act of 1976 ...
- H.Con.Res. 202 (96th): A concurrent resolution urging the Soviet Union to allow Ida Nudel to ...
- H.R. 5638 (96th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide premium ...
- H.R. 5143 (96th): A bill to amend section 101(a)(2)(b)(ii) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ...
- H.R. 4412 (96th): Sample Ballot Card Information Act of 1979
- H.R. 4413 (96th): Marine Artificial Reef Development Act of 1979
From Jan 1979 to Dec 1980, Stack missed 44 of 1,276 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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