Our unique analysis of the bills Symington 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Symington is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Symington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (32%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) International Affairs (11%) Energy (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Taxation (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Some of Symington’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15628 (94th): A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to ...
- H.R. 15244 (94th): A bill to clarify and reaffirm the intent of Congress with respect ...
- H.R. 15152 (94th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 14832 (94th): A bill to clarify and reaffirm the intent of Congress with respect ...
- H.R. 14833 (94th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 14630 (94th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.Res. 1367 (94th): Resolution to provide that the establishment or adjustment of certain allowances to ...
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From Jan 1969 to Oct 1976, Symington missed 702 of 3,443 roll call votes, which is 20.4%. 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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills