Taylor was the representative for Missouri’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1988.
Taylor is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Taylor sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.
Taylor was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3577 (99th): A bill for the relief of Milanie C. Escobal Norman and Angela Dawn Norman.
- H.R. 6000 (98th): A bill to designate the Table Rock Lake Visitors Center building in the vicinity of Branson, Missouri, as the “Dewey J. Short Table Rock Lake Visitors Center”.
- H.J.Res. 526 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week of May 27, 1984 through June 2, 1984 as “National Animal Health Week”.
- H.J.Res. 630 (97th): A joint resolution to commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Greene County, Missouri.
- H.R. 1796 (97th): A bill for the relief of Jacobo Cosio-Franco.
- H.R. 3314 (95th): A bill for the relief of Tri-State Motor Transit Co.
Does 6 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).
Taylor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Taylor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4633 (100th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to …
- H.R. 2966 (100th): Civil Service Simplification Act of 1987
- H.R. 2799 (100th): Civil Service Simplification Act of 1986
- H.R. 5388 (99th): Civil Service Simplification Act of 1986
- H.R. 3739 (99th): A bill to protect consumers and franchised automobile dealers from unfair price …
- H.R. 3577 (99th): A bill for the relief of Milanie C. Escobal Norman and Angela …
- H.R. 3509 (99th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain …
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1988, Taylor missed 697 of 8,714 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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