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Rep. Manley Butler

Former Representative for Virginia’s 6th District

Butler was the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Butler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Butler sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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

Butler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (27%) Law (17%) Commerce (13%) Taxation (13%) Arts, Culture, Religion (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) International Affairs (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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: