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Rep. John 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.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Breckinridge was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Breckinridge sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Agriculture and Food (25%) Law (11%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Taxation (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Breckinridge’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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