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Rep. Robert Mollohan

Former Representative for West Virginia’s 1st District

Mollohan, a Democrat, was the representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district from 1969 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district (1953-1956).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mollohan 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 Mollohan sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Mollohan was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Mollohan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (50%) Commerce (25%) Education (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Dec 1982, Mollohan missed 992 of 7,367 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: