Daniel was the representative for Virginia’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1982.
Daniel is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Daniel sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Daniel was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Daniel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Daniel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6739 (97th): A bill to make a minor revision in the boundary of the ...
- H.R. 5283 (97th): A bill to terminate the authorization for a portion of the Norfolk ...
- H.Con.Res. 75 (97th): A concurrent resolution disapproving the action of the Council of the District ...
- H.R. 812 (97th): A bill to modify the project for navigation on the Southern Branch ...
- H.R. 811 (97th): A bill to terminate the authorization for a portion of the Norfolk ...
- H.R. 810 (97th): A bill to terminate authorization for a portion of the Nansemond River ...
- H.R. 813 (97th): A bill to permit the Corps of Engineers or its contractors to ...
From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Daniel missed 118 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills