Wyman was a senator from New Hampshire and was a Republican. He served from 1974 to 1974.
He was previously the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1967 to 1974; and the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1963 to 1964.
Wyman was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 15067 (93rd): A bill to prevent reductions in pay for any officer or employee who would be adversely affected as a result of implementing Executive Order 11777.
- H.R. 7210 (93rd): A bill for the relief of George Downer and Victor L. Jones.
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).
Wyman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (28%) Environmental Protection (17%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Social Welfare (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Private Legislation (7%) Energy (7%)
Some of Wyman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17287 (93rd): A bill to provide that Federal expenditures shall not exceed Federal revenues, ...
- H.R. 17215 (93rd): A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to permit organizations ...
- H.R. 17170 (93rd): A bill to prohibit any State from imposing a tax on the ...
- H.R. 17125 (93rd): Small Business Emergency Relief Act
- H.R. 17039 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code in ...
- H.R. 16975 (93rd): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that ...
- H.R. 16848 (93rd): Foreign Investment Control Act
From Jan 1963 to Dec 1974, Wyman missed 250 of 2,879 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills