Marks was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 24th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1977 to 1982.
Marks 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Marks sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Marks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (17%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Health (13%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Commerce (9%) Emergency Management (9%)
Some of Marks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 267 (97th): A concurrent resolution mourning the deaths of the members of the Air …
- H.Con.Res. 73 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that legislation providing …
- H.Con.Res. 35 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that legislation providing …
- H.R. 13016 (95th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow …
- H.J.Res. 878 (95th): A resolution disapproving proposed regulations of the Department of the Treasury requiring …
- H.R. 9515 (95th): A bill to establish an executive department to be known as the …
- H.R. 9231 (95th): A bill for the relief of Doctor Rodolfo Abril Buiser and Proserfina …
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Marks missed 456 of 3,626 roll call votes, which is 12.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills