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Rep. John Slack Jr.

Former Representative for West Virginia’s 3rd District

Slack, a Democrat, was the representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district from 1963 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for West Virginia's 6th congressional district (1959-1962).

Enacted Legislation

Slack was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Slack sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Social Welfare (13%) Taxation (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (8%) Health (8%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Apr 1980, Slack missed 459 of 7,306 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1980. 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: