du Pont was the representative for Delaware’s at-large district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1976.
du Pont is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 du Pont sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
du Pont was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4847 (94th): A bill to designate the Federal office building located in Dover, Del., as the J. Allen Frear Building.
Does 1 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).
du Pont sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of du Pont’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14355 (94th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to permit ...
- H.R. 14187 (94th): Food Stamp Act
- H.R. 13428 (94th): National School-Age Mother and Child Health Act
- H.R. 13429 (94th): A bill to clarify the jurisdiction of certain Federal courts with respect ...
- H.R. 12922 (94th): A bill to suspend until the close of June 30, 1977, the ...
- H.R. 12283 (94th): A bill to terminate the authorization of the Tocks Island Reservoir project, ...
- H.R. 12030 (94th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1971 to Oct 1976, du Pont missed 288 of 3,000 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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