Washington was the representative for Illinois’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1984.
Washington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Washington’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2416 (98th): Long-Term Investment in Full Employment Act of 1983
- H.R. 1224 (98th): A bill to repeal certain changes made by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation ...
- H.R. 1061 (98th): A bill to extend the Federal Supplemental Compensation Act of 1982 and ...
- H.R. 1060 (98th): Long-Term Investment in Full Employment Act of 1983
- H.R. 7434 (97th): A bill to repeal certain changes made by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation ...
- H.R. 7435 (97th): A bill to extend the Federal Supplemental Compensation Act of 1982 and ...
From Jan 1981 to Apr 1983, Washington missed 224 of 880 roll call votes, which is 25.5%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1983. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills