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Rep. Paul Henry

Former Representative for Michigan’s 3rd District

Henry was the representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1993.

He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1985 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Henry is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Henry sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Henry was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Henry sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (29%) Taxation (24%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Health (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Jul 1993, Henry missed 456 of 4,052 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1993. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: