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Rep. Henry “Scotty” Baesler

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 6th District

Baesler was the representative for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Henry “Scotty” Baesler [D-KY6, 1993-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Baesler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Baesler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baesler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Law (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Education (11%) Housing and Community Development (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Baesler recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 1998, Baesler missed 83 of 3,649 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: