Young was the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.
Young is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Young sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Young was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 9054 (93rd): A bill to amend the act entitled “An Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to execute a subordination agreement with respect to certain lands in Lee ...
- H.R. 6542 (93rd): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain mineral interests of the United States to the owner or owners of record of certain ...
- H.R. 6541 (93rd): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain mineral interests of the United States to the owner or owners of record of certain ...
- H.R. 9172 (93rd): A bill to provide for emergency allotment, lease, and transfer of tobacco allotments or quotas for 1973 in certain disaster areas in Georgia and South Carolina.
Does 4 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).
Young sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 16584 (93rd): A bill to increase the target price of the 1974 and 1975 ...
- H.R. 16044 (93rd): A bill to provide for emergency increases in the support level for ...
- H.R. 14794 (93rd): A bill to amend section 37 of the Internal Revenue Code of ...
- H.R. 12692 (93rd): A bill to repeal the Social Security Amendments of 1972 relating to ...
- H.R. 12623 (93rd): A bill to repeal the Daylight Savings Act of 1973.
- H.R. 12034 (93rd): A bill to prevent further increases in 1974 flue-curred tobacco marketing quotas.
- H.R. 11814 (93rd): A bill to provide tax incentives to encourage physicians, dentists, and optometrists ...
From Jan 1973 to Dec 1974, Young missed 149 of 1,078 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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