Rep. Richard Swett
Former Representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd District
Swett was the representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 1994.
Swett is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Swett sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Swett was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4841 (102nd): Granting the consent of the Congress to the New Hampshire-Maine Interstate School Compact.
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).
Swett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Environmental Protection (19%) Energy (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Commerce (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Education (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Swett recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4564 (103rd): Fusion Energy Research Accountability Act of 1994
- H.R. 3934 (103rd): To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide that district courts …
- H.R. 3867 (103rd): Foster Care Living Arrangements Act of 1994
- H.R. 3529 (103rd): Environmental Excellence Recognition Act of 1993
- H.R. 3531 (103rd): Greener Government Act of 1993
- H.R. 3530 (103rd): Environmental Technology Demonstration Act of 1993
- H.R. 3371 (103rd): Federal Cogeneration Act of 1993
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1991 to Nov 1994, Swett missed 71 of 2,054 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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