Rhodes was the representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1953 to 1982.
Rhodes is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Rhodes sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Rhodes was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7588 (96th): An act to redesignate the United States Post Office and Courthouse Building in Concord, New Hampshire, as the “James C. Cleveland Federal Building”.
- H.R. 7432 (95th): A bill to designate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bee Research Laboratory in Tucson, Ariz., as the “Carl Hayden Bee Research Center.”
- H.R. 12344 (95th): A bill to modify a portion of the south boundary of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation in Arizona, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4843 (95th): A bill to provide that the salaries of certain positions and individuals which were increased as a result of the operation of the Federal Salary Act of ...
- H.R. 1730 (94th): A bill: Compensation and other emoluments attached to the Office of the Attorney General.
- H.J.Res. 876 (93rd): Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Army to receive for instruction at the United States Military Academy one citizen of the Kingdom of Laos.
- H.R. 8187 (93rd): A bill to amend section 2031(b)(1) of title 10, United States Code, to remove the requirement that a junior reserve officer training corps unit at any institution ...
Does 7 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).
Rhodes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (37%) Law (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Energy (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Social Welfare (5%)
Some of Rhodes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2163 (97th): A bill to amend the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to require ...
- H.J.Res. 62 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United ...
- H.R. 6 (97th): United States Court of Labor-Management Relations
- H.Con.Res. 422 (96th): A concurrent resolution to designate the week of September 28-October 4, 1980, ...
- H.R. 7778 (96th): A bill to provide for protection of the spouses of major Presidential ...
- H.R. 7588 (96th): An act to redesignate the United States Post Office and Courthouse Building ...
- H.Res. 668 (96th): A resolution electing Representative Taylor to the Committee on Rules.
From Jan 1953 to Dec 1982, Rhodes missed 1,431 of 9,083 roll call votes, which is 15.8%. 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.
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