Rep. Gladys Spellman

Former Representative from Maryland’s 5th District, Democrat

Spellman, a Democrat, was the representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Spellman sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Spellman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Spellman was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Spellman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (43%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Health (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Taxation (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Spellman missed 443 of 4,089 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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