Cleveland was the representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1963 to 1980.
Cleveland is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Cleveland sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Cleveland was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 9153 (94th): A bill granting the consent of Congress to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate Sewage Waste Disposal Facilities Compact.
- H.R. 8907 (94th): A bill for the relief of Yong Won Lee.
- H.R. 11135 (94th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to promote the care and treatment of veterans in State veterans’ homes.
- H.R. 4175 (93rd): For the relief of Manuel H. Silva.
Does 4 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).
Cleveland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Energy (28%) Education (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Water Resources Development (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Cleveland’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8338 (96th): A bill to designate the facility known as the Northeastern Forest Experiment ...
- H.Res. 681 (96th): A resolution amending rule X of the Rules of the House of ...
- H.R. 6501 (96th): A bill for the relief of David Allen Moorhead.
- H.R. 5772 (96th): A bill to amend section 421 of the Elementary and Secondary Education ...
- H.R. 4113 (96th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide ...
- H.R. 3786 (96th): A bill to authorize a study to develop small hydroelectric projects for ...
- H.Con.Res. 744 (95th): A resolution expressing the sense of Congress that all remaining proceedings with ...
From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Cleveland missed 563 of 7,362 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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