Camp was the representative for Oklahoma’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1974.
Camp is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Camp sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Camp was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3605 (93rd): A bill to declare that certain land of the United States is held by the United States in trust for the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
- H.R. 4507 (93rd): A bill to provide for the striking of medals in commemoration of Jim Thorpe.
- H.R. 4909 (93rd): A bill to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, to extend the authorizations for a 1-year period.
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Camp sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Camp’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17636 (93rd): A bill to grant a Federal Charter to the United States Athletic ...
- H.R. 17598 (93rd): A bill to eliminate a restriction on use of certain lands patented ...
- H.R. 16709 (93rd): A bill to extend for 2 years the authorization for the striking ...
- H.Con.Res. 572 (93rd): Concurrent resolution calling for a domestic summit to develop a unified plan ...
- H.R. 15784 (93rd): A bill for the relief of J. F. Nighswander.
- H.R. 14505 (93rd): A bill to amend section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of ...
- H.R. 12328 (93rd): Community Mental Health Centers Extension Act
From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Camp missed 378 of 2,170 roll call votes, which is 17.4%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills