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)
Butler was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 12112 (95th): An Act designating Gathright Lake on the Jackson River, Virginia, as Gathright Dam and Lake Moomaw.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Butler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (27%) Law (17%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (13%) Arts, Culture, Religion (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)
Some of Butler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7349 (97th): Omnibus Bankruptcy and Court Improvement Act
- H.R. 7294 (97th): Omnibus Bankruptcy and Court Improvement Act
- H.R. 6816 (97th): Diversity Jurisdiction Reform Act of 1982
- H.Con.Res. 379 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Soviet ...
- H.R. 6691 (97th): Diversity Jurisdiction Reform Act of 1981
- H.R. 6461 (97th): A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, to provide for ...
- H.R. 6034 (97th): A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, to provide for ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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