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Rep. Manley Butler

Former Representative from Virginia’s 6th District, Republican

Butler, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district from 1971 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Butler 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Butler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Butler was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Butler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (27%) Law (17%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (13%) Arts, Culture, Religion (10%) International Affairs (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Butler missed 457 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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