Pike was the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1961 to 1978.
Pike is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Pike sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Pike was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7404 (94th): An Act for the relief of Christine Donnelly.
- H.R. 16136 (93rd): Military Construction Authorization Act
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).
Pike sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Taxation (17%) Private Legislation (17%) Social Welfare (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Law (6%) Commerce (6%)
Some of Pike’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 9644 (95th): Air Traffic Controllers Pay Reform Act
- H.R. 9100 (95th): A bill to amend section 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code of …
- H.R. 7497 (95th): A bill for the relief of Elmeada Richards Winter and Amos Emanuel …
- H.R. 7479 (95th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act so …
- H.Res. 335 (95th): Resolution to establish a standing committee of the House on intelligence.
- H.R. 14613 (94th): A bill for the relief of Kalman Nadosy, Junior.
- H.Res. 1258 (94th): Resolution to establish a standing committee of the House on intelligence.
From Jan 1961 to Oct 1978, Pike missed 200 of 6,326 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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