Stanton was the representative for Ohio’s 20th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1976.
Stanton is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Stanton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Stanton was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2749 (94th): A bill to name a portion of the site of the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland, Ohio, the George Washington Square.
- H.R. 3544 (93rd): For the relief of Robert J. Beas.
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).
Stanton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Labor and Employment (14%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)
Some of Stanton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13133 (94th): A bill to preserve the public health, safety, and welfare by prohibiting ...
- H.R. 12325 (94th): State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act Amendments
- H.R. 12170 (94th): A bill to preserve the public health, safety, and welfare by prohibiting ...
- H.R. 11786 (94th): A bill to establish the position of Special Assistant to the President ...
- H.R. 11342 (94th): A bill to establish the position of Special Assistant to the President ...
- H.R. 10745 (94th): A bill to establish the position of Special Assistant to the President ...
- H.R. 10185 (94th): Petroleum Industry Competition Act
From Jan 1971 to Oct 1976, Stanton missed 590 of 3,000 roll call votes, which is 19.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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