Cavanaugh was the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1980.
Cavanaugh 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 Cavanaugh sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Cavanaugh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (23%) Taxation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Social Welfare (5%) Health (5%)
Some of Cavanaugh’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8337 (96th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 8279 (96th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act and ...
- H.R. 6560 (96th): A bill for the relief of James G. Reese.
- H.R. 6015 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with respect ...
- H.R. 5653 (96th): A bill to waive certain time limitations on the award of a ...
- H.R. 5560 (96th): Privacy of Electronic Fund Transfers Act of 1979
- H.R. 5565 (96th): A bill to amend section 154 of title 23 of the United ...
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1980, Cavanaugh missed 288 of 2,816 roll call votes, which is 10.2%. 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 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills