Long Thompson was the representative for Indiana’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1989 to 1994.
Long Thompson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Long Thompson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Long Thompson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Long Thompson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (23%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Taxation (9%) Education (9%) Environmental Protection (9%)
Some of Long Thompson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4675 (103rd): To maintain the ability of United States agriculture to remain viable and ...
- H.R. 4412 (103rd): To require the head of any Federal agency to differentiate between fats, ...
- H.R. 3790 (103rd): Rural Consumer Protection Act of 1994
- H.R. 3409 (103rd): To amend the Social Security Act to exclude the Unemployment Trust Fund ...
- H.R. 3253 (103rd): To rename Huntington Lake, Indiana, the “J. Edward Roush Lake”.
- H.R. 2735 (103rd): Congressional Ethics Reform Act
- H.R. 1980 (103rd): Rural Community Water Pollution Control Assistance Act of 1993
From Apr 1989 to Nov 1994, Long Thompson missed 16 of 2,943 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills