Mann was the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1969 to 1978.
Mann is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Mann sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Mann was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5864 (95th): An Act to approve with modifications certain proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, to disapprove other such proposed amendments, and for other related purposes.
- H.R. 4077 (95th): A bill granting an extension of patent to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Does 2 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).
Mann sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) Law (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Energy (10%) Social Welfare (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Education (5%)
Some of Mann’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1438 (95th): A resolution authorizing the printing of additional copies of a Judiciary Committee …
- H.R. 13959 (95th): Criminal Justice Improvements Act
- H.R. 13360 (95th): A bill to amend the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the …
- H.J.Res. 860 (95th): Joint resolution designating the pine tree as the national arboreal emblem of …
- H.Res. 1141 (95th): Resolution relative to customs duties on textile, apparel, and fiber products.
- H.Res. 1040 (95th): A resolution relative to customs duties on textile, apparel and fiber products.
- H.R. 11026 (95th): A bill for the relief of certain hospitals and health-care facilities.
From Jan 1969 to Oct 1978, Mann missed 704 of 4,983 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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