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Rep. Herbert Bateman

Former Representative from Virginia’s 1st District, Republican

Bateman, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district from 1983 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Herbert Bateman [R-VA1, 1983-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Bateman 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bateman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bateman was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Bateman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Sep 2000, Bateman missed 509 of 9,290 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2000. 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: