Martin was the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1984.
Martin is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Martin sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Martin was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 9637 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to increase the monthly rates of disability and death pensions, and dependency and indemnity compensation, and ...
- H.R. 8141 (93rd): Budget Control Act
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).
Martin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Martin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3976 (98th): Central Board of Scientific Risk Assessment Act of 1983
- H.J.Res. 205 (98th): A joint resolution establishing March 20, 1984 as “Children’s Day”.
- H.R. 2176 (98th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to permit ...
- H.R. 7000 (97th): Catastrophic Health Expense and Cost Constraint Act
- H.R. 6708 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to permit ...
- H.R. 6380 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to permit ...
- H.R. 5734 (97th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1984, Martin missed 647 of 6,885 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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