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Rep. John Williams

Former Representative from Montana’s 1st District, Democrat

Williams, a Democrat, was the representative for Montana's 1st congressional district from 1979 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. John Williams [D-MT1, 1979-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Williams 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Williams is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Williams was the primary sponsor of 18 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

Williams sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Environmental Protection (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Water Resources Development (10%) Law (8%) Sports and Recreation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Sep 1996, Williams missed 1,094 of 9,121 roll call votes, which is 12.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: