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Rep. Gladys Spellman

Former Representative for Maryland’s 5th District

Spellman was the representative for Maryland’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1975 to 1980.

Photo of Rep. Gladys Spellman [D-MD5, 1975-1980]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Spellman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Spellman sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Spellman was the primary sponsor of 12 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

Spellman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (43%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Health (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (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

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