Rep. Norvell “Bill” Emerson [R]

Former Representative from Missouri’s 8th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1983-1996 Representative Missouri's 8th District
1981-1982 Representative Missouri's 10th District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Emerson 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Emerson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Emerson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Taxation (14%) Law (13%) Education (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Jun 1996, Emerson missed 200 of 7,658 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1996. 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: