Rep. James Olin

Former Representative from Virginia’s 6th District, Democrat

Olin, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.


Our unique analysis of the bills Olin 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Olin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Olin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Environmental Protection (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Private Legislation (14%) Law (10%) Education (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Olin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Olin missed 165 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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