Young was the representative for Texas’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1957 to 1978.
Young is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Young sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Young was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 9588 (93rd): A bill for the relief of the city of Aransas Pass, Texas, and the Urban Renewal Agency of the city of Aransas Pass, Texas.
- H.R. 6007 (93rd): An Act for the relief of Swiff-Train Company.
Does 2 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).
Young sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Water Resources Development (100%)
Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13651 (95th): A bill to change the name of the Palmetto Bend Reservoir on ...
- H.Con.Res. 632 (95th): Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Administrator of ...
- H.Res. 1162 (95th): A resolution waiving points of order against the conference report on the ...
- H.R. 12307 (95th): A bill providing for Federal Maintenance of the Conn Brown Harbor Annex, ...
- H.R. 12308 (95th): A bill to modify the project for the mouth of the Colorado ...
- H.Res. 1121 (95th): A resolution waiving points of order against the conference report on the ...
- H.Res. 923 (95th): Resolution directing the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce to initiate an ...
From Jan 1957 to Oct 1978, Young missed 832 of 6,699 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills