Longley was the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 1996.
Longley is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Longley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Longley was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2077 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 33 College Avenue in Waterville, Maine, as the “George J. Mitchell Post Office Building”.
Does 1 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).
Longley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (28%) Economics and Public Finance (19%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Environmental Protection (12%) Commerce (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) International Affairs (6%)
Some of Longley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3950 (104th): GI Bill of Health
- H.R. 3824 (104th): To provide for the refunding of expenses incurred by innocent persons in ...
- H.R. 3549 (104th): To amend title 23, United States Code, to allow trucks weighing between ...
- H.R. 3308 (104th): United States Armed Forces Protection Act of 1996
- H.R. 3284 (104th): For the relief of Nancy B. Wilson.
- H.R. 2842 (104th): To provide for interest-free loans for furloughed Federal employees.
- H.R. 2802 (104th): Emergency Lumber Act of 1995
From Jan 1995 to Sep 1996, Longley missed 37 of 1,340 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills