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Rep. Michael Synar

Former Representative from Oklahoma’s 2nd District, Democrat

Synar, a Democrat, was the representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district from 1979 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Michael Synar [D-OK2, 1979-1994]


Our unique analysis of the bills Synar 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Synar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Synar was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Synar sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Native Americans (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Nov 1994, Synar missed 310 of 7,781 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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