Buchanan was the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1965 to 1980.
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.
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:
- H.R. 8089 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide …
- H.R. 7367 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with respect …
- H.R. 7016 (96th): Emergency Home Purchase Assistance Authority Amendments of 1980
- H.Con.Res. 240 (96th): A concurrent resolution strongly condemning the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and calling …
- H.R. 5627 (96th): A bill for the relief of Alfonso Manuel Tellez.
- H.R. 2516 (96th): A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to limit the …
- H.J.Res. 766 (95th): A resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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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