Our unique analysis of the bills Breckinridge 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Breckinridge is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
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%)
Some of Breckinridge’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- 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
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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.
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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