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Rep. Richard Ichord II

Former Representative for Missouri’s 8th District

Ichord, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district from 1961 to 1980.

Photo of Rep. Richard Ichord [D-MO8, 1961-1980]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ichord is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Ichord sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Ichord was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Ichord sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Social Welfare (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Private Legislation (13%) Housing and Community Development (9%) International Affairs (9%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1961 to Dec 1980, Ichord missed 815 of 7,602 roll call votes, which is 10.7%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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