Our unique analysis of the bills Burton 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Burton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Private Legislation (18%) Families (17%) Social Welfare (12%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Immigration (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)
Some of Burton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5407 (97th): A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 for ...
- H.R. 5408 (97th): A bill to amend the Small Business Act with respect to disaster ...
- H.R. 5065 (97th): A bill to protect retired and disabled persons by preserving the integrity ...
- H.R. 5035 (97th): A bill to amend the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 as it ...
- H.Res. 249 (97th): A resolution calling for an international nuclear weapons ban.
- H.R. 4256 (97th): A bill for the relief of Reynaldo B. Nidoy and Bella Anderson ...
- H.R. 3944 (97th): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ...
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From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Burton missed 1,833 of 5,806 roll call votes, which is 31.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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