Litton was the representative for Missouri’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1976.
Litton 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Litton sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Litton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (25%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Agriculture and Food (19%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Labor and Employment (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Commerce (5%)
Some of Litton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14719 (94th): Taxpayer Audit Disclosure Act
- H.R. 14148 (94th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue ...
- H.R. 13236 (94th): A bill to amend section 3 and 5 of the Forest and ...
- H.R. 13235 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 12905 (94th): A bill to provide that local governments may be reimbursed for the ...
- H.R. 12549 (94th): A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1964 to prohibit ...
- H.R. 12431 (94th): A bill to reduce the payments by the United States to the ...
From Jan 1973 to Aug 1976, Litton missed 485 of 2,143 roll call votes, which is 22.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 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:
- @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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills