Dickey was the representative for Arkansas’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2000.
Dickey is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Dickey sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Dickey was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3877 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office building in Camden, Arkansas, as the “Honorable David H. Pryor Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1347 (103rd): To modify the boundary of Hot Springs National Park.
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).
Dickey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) Law (17%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Private Legislation (6%) Emergency Management (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Dickey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5334 (106th): Patients Before Paperwork Medicare Red Tape Reduction Act of 2000
- H.J.Res. 106 (106th): To disapprove a final rule promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency concerning ...
- H.Con.Res. 296 (106th): Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the necessity to expedite the ...
- H.R. 3820 (106th): To provide for the liquidation or reliquidation of certain entries of carbides.
- H.R. 3625 (106th): Timber and Agriculture Environmental Fairness Act
- H.R. 3622 (106th): To designate a highway bypass in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as the “Wiley ...
- H.R. 117 (106th): Independent Counsel Accountability and Reform Act of 1999
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2000, Dickey missed 213 of 4,863 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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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