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Rep. Lewis Payne Jr.

Former Representative from Virginia’s 5th District, Democrat

Payne, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district from 1987 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Lewis Payne [D-VA5, 1987-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Payne 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). Payne is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Payne sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (23%) Taxation (15%) Education (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Health (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jun 1988 to Sep 1996, Payne missed 81 of 4,565 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better 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: