Our unique analysis of the bills Pettis 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). Pettis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Pettis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Pettis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 12101 (94th): Employment Incentive Act
- H.R. 3038 (94th): A bill to provide for the establishment of the National Conservation Area ...
- H.R. 2944 (94th): A bill for the relief of Alfred Coleman.
- H.R. 2409 (94th): A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to ...
- H.R. 2241 (94th): A bill to provide for the establishment of the National Conservation Area ...
- H.R. 1956 (94th): National Commission on Regulatory Reform Act
- H.R. 1957 (94th): A bill to provide for the establishment of the National Conservation Area ...
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From Jan 1967 to Oct 1975, Pettis missed 346 of 2,714 roll call votes, which is 12.7%. This is worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1975. 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