Rep. Richard “Dick” Shoup

Former Representative from Montana’s 1st District, Republican

Shoup, a Republican, was the representative for Montana's 1st congressional district from 1971 to 1974.


Our unique analysis of the bills Shoup 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shoup is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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