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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 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 from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Darden was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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).

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%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Housing and Community Development (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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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