Rep. Robert Jones Jr.

Former Representative from Alabama’s 5th District, Democrat

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 (1947-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Jones 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jones is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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