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Rep. John Buchanan Jr.

Former Representative for Alabama’s 6th District

Buchanan, a Republican, was the representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district from 1965 to 1980.

Analysis

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 liberal–conservative 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. 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%)

Recent Bills

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

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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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: