Rep. Helen Bentley [R]

Former Representative from Maryland’s 2nd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1985-1994 Representative Maryland's 2nd District

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bentley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bentley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (24%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) International Affairs (14%) Private Legislation (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Nov 1994, Bentley missed 296 of 4,787 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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