Clayton was the representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1992 to 2002.
Clayton is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Clayton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Clayton was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2796 (105th): Army Reserve-National Guard Equity Reimbursement Act
- H.J.Res. 291 (103rd): Designating March 20 through March 26, 1994, as “Small Family Farm Week”.
Does 2 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).
Clayton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Clayton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5274 (107th): Northeastern North Carolina Heritage Area Study Act of 2002
- H.R. 5015 (107th): Rural Self-Sufficiency and Workforce Advancement Act
- H.Con.Res. 421 (107th): Recognizing the importance of inheritance rights of women in Africa.
- H.Con.Res. 393 (107th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the Nation should take additional steps ...
- H.R. 2653 (107th): Agricultural Credit Act of 2001
- H.R. 2102 (107th): Rural Teachers Recruitment Act of 2001
- H.R. 1894 (107th): Farmers to Africa and the Caribbean Basin Act of 2001
From Jan 1993 to Nov 2002, Clayton missed 243 of 5,859 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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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