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Rep. John Hall Buchanan

Former Representative for Alabama’s 6th District

Buchanan was the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1965 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Buchanan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Buchanan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Buchanan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (47%) Private Legislation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Education (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Buchanan recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Dec 1980, Buchanan missed 535 of 7,129 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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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Primary Sources

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