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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.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Harvey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (43%) Social Welfare (29%) Labor and Employment (29%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Harvey recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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