Rudd was the representative for Arizona’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1977 to 1986.
Rudd is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Rudd sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Rudd was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 743 (98th): A bill for the relief of Theda June Davis.
- H.R. 3940 (98th): A bill to authorize a land conveyance from the Department of Agriculture to Payson, Arizona.
- H.J.Res. 444 (97th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate August 14, 1982, as “National Navajo Code Talkers Day”.
- H.R. 7249 (96th): A bill to provide for the disposition of the Gila River Pima-Maricopa Indian community judgement funds awarded in dockets 236-A, B and E before the Indian Claims ...
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).
Rudd sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (19%) International Affairs (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Taxation (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Private Legislation (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)
Some of Rudd’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5048 (99th): A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize certain ...
- H.J.Res. 625 (99th): A joint resolution designating August 4, 1986 as “National Legion of Valor ...
- H.R. 1907 (99th): Reduction of Unlawful Drug Distribution of Act 1985
- H.R. 1908 (99th): A bill to reduce the percentage of the United States monetary contribution ...
- H.R. 1588 (99th): A bill to convey certain lands to the town of Payson, Arizona.
- H.Con.Res. 74 (99th): A concurrent resolution calling upon the President to express to the Soviet ...
- H.R. 704 (99th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1986, Rudd missed 733 of 5,424 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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