Meeds was the representative for Washington’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1965 to 1978.
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.
Meeds was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 11153 (95th): Reclamation Safety of Dams Act
- H.R. 11226 (95th): Water Research and Development Act
- H.R. 4746 (95th): An Act to extend certain authorities of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to water resources research and saline water conversion programs, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6752 (95th): A bill to amend the Water Resources Planning Act (79 Stat. 244) as amended.
- H.R. 11909 (94th): A bill to authorize appropriations for the Indian Claims Commission for fiscal year 1977.
- H.R. 7792 (94th): A bill to designate the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Wenatchee National Forests, in the State of Washington.
- H.R. 5778 (94th): A bill to declare that certain submarginal land of the United States shall be held in trust for certain Indian tribes and be made a part of ...
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).
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 (13%) Water Resources Development (10%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Education (9%) Health (7%)
Some of Meeds’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1431 (95th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill S. 666 to ...
- H.Res. 1424 (95th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 11153 to ...
- H.Res. 1407 (95th): A resolution providing for the consideration of H.R. 11922 a bill to ...
- H.Res. 1354 (95th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 13750 to ...
- H.Res. 1355 (95th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 13778 to ...
- H.R. 13931 (95th): Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act
- H.Res. 1307 (95th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 11280 to ...
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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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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills