Ford, a Republican, was President of the United States from 1974 to 1977.
He was previously Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) (1973-1974); and the representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district (1949-1974).
Ford is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Ford sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ford was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 163 (93rd): A joint resolution designating the week commencing January 28, 1973, as “International Clergy Week in the United States”, and for other purposes.
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).
Ford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 734 (93rd): Joint resolution to authorize and request the President to call a White ...
- H.Res. 534 (93rd): A resolution electing Robert E. Bauman, of Maryland, as a member of ...
- H.R. 8341 (93rd): Independent Oil Marketers Supply Act
- H.J.Res. 595 (93rd): Joint resolution providing for the orderly review of fee-paid oil import licenses;
- H.Res. 422 (93rd): Resolution authorizing the President to proclaim June 3, 1973, as “National MIA-POW ...
- H.R. 8174 (93rd): A bill to amend the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of ...
- H.J.Res. 559 (93rd): Nonpartisan Commission on Campaign Reform Act
From Jan 1949 to Dec 1974, Ford missed 286 of 4,028 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills