Our unique analysis of the bills Mathis 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mathis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Mathis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Agriculture and Food (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (19%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) International Affairs (8%) Social Welfare (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Mathis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8113 (96th): Agricultural Disaster Relief Act of 1980
- H.R. 7291 (96th): Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1979
- H.Res. 659 (96th): A resolution to establish a Select Committee on International Terrorism.
- H.R. 7166 (96th): A bill to establish the eligibility of aviation fuel storage facilities for ...
- H.R. 7121 (96th): Soybean Emergency Act of 1980
- H.R. 6797 (96th): A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain ...
- H.R. 6568 (96th): A bill to provide that registrants under the Military Selective Service Act ...
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From Jan 1971 to Dec 1980, Mathis missed 1,203 of 5,814 roll call votes, which is 20.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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