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Rep. Michael “Mike” Parker

Former Representative for Mississippi’s 4th District

Parker was the representative for Mississippi’s 4th congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1995-1998) and previously a Democrat (1989-1995). He served from 1989 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Michael “Mike” Parker [R-MS4, 1989-1998]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Parker is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Parker sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Parker 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 at least about half 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

Parker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Health (17%) Water Resources Development (11%) Education (11%) Private Legislation (11%) Environmental Protection (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 1998, Parker missed 270 of 5,485 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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: