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Rep. Herbert Harris II

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)

Enacted Legislation

Harris was the primary sponsor of 9 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

Harris sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Taxation (23%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Private Legislation (12%) Social Welfare (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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