Our unique analysis of the bills Jones sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jones is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
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 ...
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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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills