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Rep. Frank Denholm

Former Representative for South Dakota’s 1st District

Denholm was the representative for South Dakota’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Denholm 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Denholm sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Denholm was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Denholm sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (29%) Housing and Community Development (17%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Law (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Denholm’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1974, Denholm missed 157 of 1,727 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: