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Rep. Richard “Rick” White

Former Representative from Washington’s 1st District, Republican

White, a Republican, was the representative for Washington's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Richard “Rick” White [R-WA1, 1995-1998]


Our unique analysis of the bills White 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). White is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

White was the primary sponsor of 3 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

White sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Law (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (18%) Commerce (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Water Resources Development (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 1998, White missed 64 of 2,527 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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: