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Rep. Lloyd Meeds

Former Representative for Washington’s 2nd District

Meeds was the representative for Washington’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1965 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Meeds 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Meeds sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Meeds was the primary sponsor of 13 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Meeds sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Labor and Employment (16%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Water Resources Development (10%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Education (9%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1978, Meeds missed 602 of 5,855 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: