Andrews was the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1984.
Andrews is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Andrews sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Andrews was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Andrews sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (20%) Social Welfare (20%) Education (15%) Labor and Employment (12%) Native Americans (10%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Health (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)
Some of Andrews’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5885 (98th): Head Start and Human Services Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 5414 (98th): Older Americans Act Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 5415 (98th): Older Americans Personal Health Education and Training Act
- H.R. 5145 (98th): Human Services Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 4971 (98th): Juvenile Justice, Runaway Youth, and Missing Children’s Act Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 4916 (98th): A bill to recognize Senior Center Week during Senior Citizen Month as ...
- H.R. 4785 (98th): Older Americans Act Amendments of 1984
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1984, Andrews missed 896 of 6,883 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills