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Rep. Harold Volkmer

Former Representative from Missouri’s 9th District, Democrat

Volkmer, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 9th congressional district from 1977 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Harold Volkmer [D-MO9, 1977-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Volkmer 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Volkmer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Volkmer was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Volkmer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Law (14%) Health (14%) Taxation (14%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Sep 1996, Volkmer missed 377 of 10,661 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: