Rep. Newton Steers Jr.

Former Representative from Maryland’s 8th District, Republican

Steers, a Republican, was the representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district from 1977 to 1978.

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Steers 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). Steers is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Steers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Private Legislation (15%) Social Welfare (15%) Environmental Protection (11%) Commerce (10%) Taxation (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, Steers missed 141 of 1,540 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is on par with 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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Primary Sources

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