Our unique analysis of the bills Harrington 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Harrington is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Harrington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) International Affairs (15%) Labor and Employment (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Energy (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)
Some of Harrington’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13890 (95th): Tuition Advance Fund Act
- H.R. 13852 (95th): A bill to declare the need for an explicit population policy and ...
- H.R. 13409 (95th): Peace Corps Reform Act
- H.R. 13408 (95th): Peace Corps Reform Act
- H.R. 13406 (95th): A bill for the relief of James Mabiho Rwabuhinga.
- H.R. 13223 (95th): A bill to declare the need for an explicit population policy and ...
- H.R. 12956 (95th): Peace Corps Reform Act
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From Oct 1969 to Oct 1978, Harrington missed 925 of 4,893 roll call votes, which is 18.9%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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