Our unique analysis of the bills Parker 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Parker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Parker was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3253 (104th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Jackson, Mississippi, as the “G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”.
- H.R. 5998 (102nd): For the relief of the Wilkinson County School District, in the State of Mississippi.
- H.R. 4501 (101st): To provide for the acquisition of the William Johnson House and its addition to the Natchez National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
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).
Parker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Parker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3253 (104th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Jackson, Mississippi, ...
- H.R. 1117 (104th): To provide for the establishment of the Margaret Walker Alexander National African-American ...
- H.R. 880 (104th): To require the Secretary of the Army to carry out such activities ...
- H.R. 539 (104th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax ...
- H.R. 3507 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax ...
- H.R. 3274 (103rd): Historic Natchez Bluffs Stabilization Act
- H.R. 937 (103rd): To provide for the establishment of the Margaret Walker Alexander National African-American ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills