D’Amours was the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1984.
D’Amours is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 D’Amours sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
D’Amours was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 8377 (96th): A bill to designate the Federal Building in Portsmouth, New Hampshire the “Thomas J. McIntyre Federal Building”.
- H.R. 14545 (94th): A bill to designate the Federal office building located in Manchester, New Hampshire, as the Norris Cotton Building.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
D’Amours sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (21%) Taxation (20%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Energy (14%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Private Legislation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)
Some of D’Amours’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4829 (98th): Ocean Dumping Amendments Act of 1984
- H.R. 4655 (98th): Acid Deposition Reporting Act of 1983
- H.R. 4588 (98th): Housing Finance Opportunity Act of 1984
- H.R. 4589 (98th): A bill to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 regarding ...
- H.R. 4406 (98th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate ...
- H.R. 4404 (98th): National Acid Deposition Control Act of 1983
- H.Con.Res. 223 (98th): A concurrent resolution to express the sense of the Congress that the ...
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1984, D’Amours missed 391 of 5,807 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills