Rep. James Traficant Jr.
Former Representative from Ohio's 17th District
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Ohio's 17th District
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Traficant was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Traficant’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Traficant’s bills had a total of 29 cosponsors in the 107th Congress.
Use this chart to compare Traficant to other members of the House of Representatives in the 107th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Traficant’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3982 (107th): Steel Workers Relief Act of 2002
- H.Con.Res. 307 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should appoint ...
- H.Con.Res. 306 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should appoint ...
- H.Con.Res. 308 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should appoint ...
- H.R. 3633 (107th): Oklahoma City Victims Compensation Act
- H.Con.Res. 261 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should support ...
- H.R. 3056 (107th): Flight Deck and Aircraft Integrity Enhancement Act of 2001
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From Jan 1985 to Jul 2002, Traficant missed 438 of 9,384 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2002. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills