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Rep. Joseph Bates

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 8th District

Bates was the representative for Kentucky’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1937 to 1952.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jun 1938 to Jul 1952, Bates missed 69 of 1,395 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1952. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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