Rep. Robert “Marion” Berry

Former Representative from Arkansas’s 1st District, Democrat

Berry, a Democrat, was the representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district from 1997 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Berry 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Berry is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Berry sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Health (23%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Social Welfare (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Emergency Management (6%) International Affairs (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Berry missed 290 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 9 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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