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Rep. George “Buddy” Darden

Former Representative for Georgia’s 7th District

Darden was the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1994.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Darden is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Darden sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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

Darden sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (19%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) 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

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