Jones was the representative for Oklahoma’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1986.
Jones is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Jones sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Jones was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2005 (99th): Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
- H.R. 3971 (98th): A bill to provide that any Osage headright or restricted real estate or funds which is part of the estate of a deceased Osage Indian who did ...
- H.R. 6303 (98th): Osage Tribe of Indians Technical Corrections Act of 1984
- H.R. 4169 (98th): Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1983
- H.R. 6955 (97th): Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1982
- H.R. 4926 (97th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Army to acquire, by purchase or condemnation, such interests in oil, gas, coal, and other minerals owned or controlled ...
- H.R. 3982 (97th): Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
Does 14 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).
Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (27%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Families (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)
Some of Jones’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5421 (99th): A bill to suspend for a 3-year period the duty on certain ...
- H.R. 5212 (99th): A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social ...
- H.R. 5050 (99th): Social Security Administrative and Investment Reform Act of 1986
- H.R. 4788 (99th): Rural Health Care Improvement Act of 1986
- H.R. 4626 (99th): Farm Credit Assistance Act of 1986
- H.R. 4564 (99th): Secure Energy Supply Act of 1986
- H.R. 4147 (99th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act and ...
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1986, Jones missed 535 of 7,775 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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