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Rep. Richard “Dick” Shoup

Former Representative for Montana’s 1st District

Shoup was the representative for Montana’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Shoup was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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

Shoup sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Social Welfare (13%) Private Legislation (13%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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