Berry, a Democrat, was the representative for Arkansas’s 1st congressional district from 1997 to 2010.
Berry is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Berry sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Berry was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3634 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 109 Main Street in Swifton, Arkansas, as the “George Kell Post Office”.
- H.R. 4456 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2404 Race Street in Jonesboro, Arkansas, as the “Hattie W. Caraway Station”.
- H.R. 3059 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 304 West Michigan Street in Stuttgart, Arkansas, as the “Lloyd L. Burke Post Office”.
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).
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%) Law (4%)
Some of Berry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1685 (111th): Recognizing the 20th anniversary of the annual September celebration of the harvest ...
- H.Res. 1399 (111th): Honoring the lives, and mourning the loss, of Sergeant Brandon Paudert and ...
- H.R. 5182 (111th): To help certain communities adversely affected by FEMA’s flood mapping modernization program.
- H.R. 4813 (111th): To provide for insurance reform (including health insurance reform), amend title XVIII ...
- H.R. 4177 (111th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2009
- H.R. 3979 (111th): Protecting Americans from Drug Marketing Act
- H.R. 3634 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
|Berry’s Vote||Vote Description|
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.Res. 784 (111th): Honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and ...
Oct 28, 2009. Passed 361/47.
H.R. 5140 (110th): Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
Jan 29, 2008. Passed 385/35.
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H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
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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