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Rep. Robert Jones Jr.

Former Representative for Alabama’s 5th District

Jones, a Democrat, was the representative for Alabama's 5th congressional district from 1973 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Alabama's 8th congressional district (1965-1972); the representative for Alabama's at-large district (1963-1964); and the representative for Alabama's 8th congressional district (1947-1962).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jones is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Jones sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Jones was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (25%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Water Resources Development (13%) Environmental Protection (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Taxation (6%) Energy (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1947 to Oct 1976, Jones missed 814 of 6,072 roll call votes, which is 13.4%. This is worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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: