Rep. John Bayne Breckinridge
Former Representative for Kentucky’s 6th District
Breckinridge was the representative for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1978.
Breckinridge is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Breckinridge sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Breckinridge was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 10572 (94th): A bill amend title 5 of the United States Code to provide that the provisions relating to the withholding of city income or employment taxes from Federal …
- H.R. 6485 (93rd): A bill to amend the tobacco marketing quota provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.
Does 2 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).
Breckinridge sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Agriculture and Food (25%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Law (11%) Private Legislation (8%) Taxation (8%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Breckinridge recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 14393 (95th): Congressional Casework Act
- H.Res. 1341 (95th): A resolution to establish a select committee to study nonmetropolitan America.
- H.Res. 1327 (95th): A resolution to establish a select committee to study nonmetropolitan America.
- H.Res. 1317 (95th): A resolution providing for the printing as a House document of a …
- H.Res. 1313 (95th): A resolution to establish a select committee to study nonmetropolitan America.
- H.Res. 1296 (95th): A resolution to establish a select committee to study nonmetropolitan America.
- H.R. 13728 (95th): Congressional Legal Counsel Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Breckinridge missed 351 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 9.0%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills