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Rep. John Spratt Jr.

Former Representative from South Carolina’s 5th District, Democrat

Spratt, a Democrat, was the representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district from 1983 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. John Spratt [D-SC5, 1983-2010]

Analysis

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Spratt sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Spratt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Spratt was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Spratt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (36%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Education (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Health (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Spratt’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2010, Spratt missed 455 of 16,396 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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: