Moody was the representative for Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.
Moody is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Moody sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Moody was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 458 (102nd): Designating the week beginning October 25, 1992, as “World Population Awareness Week”.
- H.J.Res. 261 (102nd): Designating the week beginning October 20, 1991, as “World Population Awareness Week”.
- H.J.Res. 248 (101st): Designating October 22 through 28, 1989, as “World Population Awareness Week”.
Does 3 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).
Moody sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (35%) Health (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Families (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Some of Moody’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5866 (102nd): To amend title 13, United States Code, to require the Secretary of ...
- H.R. 5865 (102nd): To prohibit the use of appropriated funds to adjust the 1990 decennial ...
- H.R. 5867 (102nd): Consumer Hospital Price Awareness Act of 1992
- H.R. 5707 (102nd): Hospital Cost Disclosure Act of 1992
- H.Res. 521 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding human rights violations ...
- H.R. 5655 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the prior ...
- H.R. 5656 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt services performed ...
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Moody missed 420 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills