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Rep. John Flynt Jr.

Former Representative for Georgia’s 6th District

Flynt, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district from 1965 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district (1953-1964).

Photo of Rep. John Flynt [D-GA6, 1965-1978]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Flynt is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Flynt sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Flynt was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Flynt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Education (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Law (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) International Affairs (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Oct 1978, Flynt missed 1,175 of 6,848 roll call votes, which is 17.2%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: