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Rep. George “Buddy” Darden

Former Representative from Georgia’s 7th District, Democrat

Darden, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district from 1983 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. George “Buddy” Darden [D-GA7, 1983-1994]


Our unique analysis of the bills Darden 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Darden is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Darden was the primary sponsor of 4 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 about one third or more 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

Darden sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (19%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Social Welfare (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1983 to Nov 1994, Darden missed 97 of 5,245 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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