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Rep. James Robinson

Former Representative for Virginia’s 7th District

Robinson was the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1984.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Robinson 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 Robinson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Robinson was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Robinson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (22%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Private Legislation (12%) Taxation (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) International Affairs (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Oct 1984, Robinson missed 107 of 7,534 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: