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.



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)

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

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

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