Our unique analysis of the bills Hicks sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hicks is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hicks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (25%) Labor and Employment (24%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (4%) Government Operations and Politics (4%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (4%)
Some of Hicks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15586 (94th): A bill to provide that the October 1, 1976, pay raise for ...
- H.R. 12754 (94th): A bill for the relief of S. Leon Levy.
- H.R. 12117 (94th): A bill for the relief of Gertrude Faria Young.
- H.R. 11694 (94th): A bill to reduce for a 5-year period the duty on certain ...
- H.R. 11544 (94th): A bill for the relief of Carlos Gregorio Hoff and Jean Hoff ...
- H.R. 10831 (94th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States to ...
- H.R. 10014 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exempt ...
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From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Hicks missed 221 of 4,315 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills