Our unique analysis of the bills Metcalfe 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Metcalfe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Metcalfe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (25%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) International Affairs (13%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Private Legislation (8%) Law (8%)
Some of Metcalfe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 1008 (95th): A resolution to recognize the heritage of black citizens of the United ...
- H.J.Res. 741 (95th): A resolution to recognize the heritage of black citizens of the United ...
- H.J.Res. 742 (95th): A resolution to recognize the heritage of black citizens of the United ...
- H.Res. 876 (95th): Resolution concerning the power of Congress to dispose of U.S. property and ...
- H.R. 9381 (95th): Federal Correctional Ombudsman Act
- H.R. 7568 (95th): Federal Correctional Ombudsman Act
- H.R. 7144 (95th): A bill to provide for a biennial General Accounting Office audit of ...
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From Jan 1971 to Oct 1978, Metcalfe missed 1,109 of 4,492 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills