Rep. Goodloe Byron

Former Representative from Maryland’s 6th District, Democrat

Byron, a Democrat, was the representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district from 1971 to 1978.


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Byron is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Energy (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Private Legislation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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