Swindall, a Republican, was the representative for Georgia’s 4th congressional district from 1985 to 1988.
Swindall faced an allegation of money laundering and lying to the FBI. In 1989, he was convicted. On Feb. 12, 1994, started serving a one year prison sentence in a minimum-security federal prison after remaining free on bond while his appeals were active.
Swindall is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Swindall sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Swindall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Swindall’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 657 (100th): A joint resolution to ensure financial and management reform in the United ...
- H.R. 5200 (100th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the ...
- H.R. 4913 (100th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit ...
- H.R. 4349 (100th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the ...
- H.R. 3388 (100th): A bill for the relief of Benjamin H. Fonorow.
- H.R. 3014 (100th): A bill to limit the number of aliens in each fiscal year ...
- H.Con.Res. 112 (100th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the Government of ...
From Jan 1985 to Oct 1988, Swindall missed 88 of 1,829 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills