Rep. James Harvey
Former Representative for Michigan’s 8th District
Harvey was the representative for Michigan’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1961 to 1974.
Harvey is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Harvey sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Harvey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Harvey recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 11606 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Ida Kunstmann, Waldemar F. Kunstmann, and …
- H.R. 10672 (93rd): Food Supplement Amendment
- H.R. 10364 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide hospital …
- H.R. 10161 (93rd): A bill to accelerate the effective date of the recently enacted cost-of-living …
- H.R. 10091 (93rd): Travel Agents Registration Act
- H.R. 9579 (93rd): American Folklife Preservation Act
- H.R. 9383 (93rd): Northeast Railroad Restructuring Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1961 to Dec 1974, Harvey missed 400 of 2,982 roll call votes, which is 13.4%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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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