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Rep. George Whitehurst

Former Representative for Virginia’s 2nd District

Whitehurst was the representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1986.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Whitehurst is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Whitehurst sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Whitehurst was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Whitehurst sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (29%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Animals (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Health (6%) Immigration (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1986, Whitehurst missed 792 of 8,862 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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: