Shoup was the representative for Montana’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1974.
Shoup is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Shoup sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Shoup was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Shoup sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Private Legislation (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)
Some of Shoup’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17306 (93rd): Emergency Home Purchase Assistance Act
- H.R. 16571 (93rd): A bill to provide for the transfer of certain funds to the ...
- H.R. 16366 (93rd): A bill for the relief of M. Sgt. Gary O. Ostlund, U.S. ...
- H.Res. 1278 (93rd): Resolution to create a Select Committee on Aging.
- H.R. 15874 (93rd): A bill to repeal the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act ...
- H.R. 15556 (93rd): A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 15557 (93rd): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to ...
From Jan 1971 to Dec 1974, Shoup missed 227 of 1,727 roll call votes, which is 13.1%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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