Levitas was the representative for Georgia’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1984.
Levitas is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Levitas sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Levitas was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2645 (98th): A bill to amend the Act of August 15, 1978, regarding the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the State of Georgia.
- H.R. 1572 (98th): A bill to repeal section 311 of the Federal Public Transportation Act of 1982.
- H.J.Res. 199 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week of October 3 through October 9, 1983, as “National Productivity Improvement Week”.
- H.R. 6331 (96th): A bill to amend the Act of July 31, 1946, as amended, relating to the United States Capitol Grounds, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3051 (96th): A bill authorizing appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior for services necessary to the nonperforming arts functions of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ...
- H.J.Res. 462 (96th): A joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress concerning the White House Preservation Fund.
- H.R. 5781 (96th): A bill to designate the building known as the Department of Labor Building in Washington, D.C. as the “Frances Perkins Department of Labor Building”.
Does 9 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).
Levitas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Levitas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 647 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week of January 7 through January 13, ...
- H.R. 6229 (98th): A bill to amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to authorize ...
- H.R. 5932 (98th): A bill to provide that the Federal Aviation Administration shall only perform ...
- H.R. 5784 (98th): A bill to designate the portion of 16th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., ...
- H.Con.Res. 317 (98th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the portion of ...
- H.R. 5428 (98th): A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to ...
- H.R. 5397 (98th): A bill to amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 to authorize ...
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1984, Levitas missed 203 of 5,807 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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