Our unique analysis of the bills Patterson 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Patterson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Patterson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (30%) Finance and Financial Sector (20%) Immigration (14%) Taxation (11%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) International Affairs (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Housing and Community Development (5%)
Some of Patterson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6270 (98th): A bill for the relief of Gladys Viviana Silberstein de Levi.
- H.R. 6185 (98th): A bill for the relief of Michael James Hastie.
- H.R. 6144 (98th): A bill for the relief of Virgilio Cabeza and Marissa Cabeza.
- H.J.Res. 570 (98th): A joint resolution designating the month of June 1984 as “Hire a ...
- H.R. 5336 (98th): A bill to provide for increased participation by the United States in ...
- H.R. 4774 (98th): Line Item Veto and Appropriation Rescission Act of 1984
- H.R. 4471 (98th): A bill for the relief of Virgilio Cabeza and Marissa Cabeza.
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From Jan 1975 to Oct 1984, Patterson missed 634 of 5,807 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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