Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1981
Rep. Herbert Harris [D-VA8, 1975-1980] leaves office as Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, Democrat
Harris, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district from 1975 to 1980.
Our unique analysis of the bills Harris 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Harris is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Harris sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Taxation (23%) Private Legislation (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Social Welfare (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Education (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Harris’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Harris missed 61 of 4,089 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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