Jeffries was the representative for Kansas’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1982.
Jeffries is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Jeffries sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Jeffries was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 412 (97th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate May 20, 1982, as “Amelia Earhart Day”.
- H.R. 4048 (97th): A bill granting the consent of Congress to the agreement between the States of Kansas and Missouri establishing their mutual boundary in the vicinity of the French ...
- H.R. 8234 (96th): A bill to name the Federal Building located at 444 Southeast Quincy, Topeka, Kansas, the “Frank Carlson Federal Building”.
Does 3 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).
Jeffries sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Jeffries’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7299 (97th): Tax Funded Advocacy Act of 1982
- H.Con.Res. 334 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that no amnesty ...
- H.J.Res. 412 (97th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate May ...
- H.R. 5550 (97th): A bill to deauthorize the Onaga Lake project, Vermillion Creek, Kansas.
- H.R. 5416 (97th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Army to add water ...
- H.R. 5256 (97th): A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to reduce the ...
- H.R. 5255 (97th): A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to reduce the ...
From Jan 1979 to Dec 1982, Jeffries missed 101 of 2,088 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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