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Rep. Marvin Mathis

Former Representative for Georgia’s 2nd District

Mathis, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 2nd congressional district from 1971 to 1980.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mathis is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Mathis sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Mathis was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were 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

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%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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