Byron was the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1978.
Byron is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Byron sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Byron was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5928 (95th): A bill for the relief of Miss Coralia Raposo.
- H.R. 8803 (95th): An Act to amend the National Trails System Act, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 9617 (95th): A bill to amend the National Trails System Act.
- H.R. 9442 (95th): A bill to amend the National Trails System Act.
- H.J.Res. 571 (94th): Joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to issue a proclamation designating Sunday, September 14, 1975 as “National Saint Elizabeth Seton Day”.
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).
Byron sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (28%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Private Legislation (8%) Energy (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)
Some of Byron’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14198 (95th): A bill to revise the boundaries of the Hampton National Historic Site ...
- H.R. 14170 (95th): A bill to prohibit fuel adjustment clauses in electric utility rate schedules.
- H.R. 13345 (95th): A bill to prohibit fuel adjustment clauses in electric utility rate schedules.
- H.R. 13062 (95th): A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide increased ...
- H.R. 13002 (95th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide, ...
- H.R. 13004 (95th): A bill for the relief of Charlotte F. Worgan.
- H.Con.Res. 623 (95th): A resolution disapproving proposed regulations of the Department of the Treasury requiring ...
From Jan 1971 to Oct 1978, Byron missed 235 of 4,492 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills