Jontz was the representative for Indiana’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 1992.
Jontz is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Jontz sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Jontz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Agriculture and Food (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Health (5%) Energy (5%) Water Resources Development (5%)
Some of Jontz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 556 (102nd): Exercising the right of the House of Representatives to change the rules ...
- H.R. 5818 (102nd): Small Lakes Restoration Act of 1992
- H.R. 5593 (102nd): Military Retirees Benefits Protection Act
- H.R. 5262 (102nd): To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 relating to diversion ...
- H.R. 5178 (102nd): Octane Replacement Act of 1992
- H.R. 5042 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny any deduction ...
- H.R. 4924 (102nd): Resolution Trust Corporation Reform Act of 1992
From Jan 1987 to Oct 1992, Jontz missed 10 of 2,775 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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