Rep. James Symington

Former Representative from Missouri’s 2nd District, Democrat

Symington, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district from 1969 to 1976.


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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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