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 from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Mollohan was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 595 (96th): Strategic and Critical Materials Transaction Authorization Act of 1979
- H.R. 1762 (94th): A bill for the relief of Mrs. Lessie Edwards.
Does 2 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).
Mollohan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Mollohan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 566 (97th): A joint resolution designating the week of August 29, 1982, through September ...
- H.R. 6498 (97th): A bill to permit temporary expansion of the Benefits Review Board of ...
- H.R. 3226 (97th): A bill to amend Subparagraph (I) of Section 103 (b) (6) of ...
- H.R. 1764 (97th): A bill to designate the Veterans’ Administration medical center in Clarksburg, West ...
- H.J.Res. 123 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United ...
- H.R. 8079 (96th): A bill to designate the Veterans’ Administration medical center in Clarksburg, West ...
- H.R. 7050 (96th): A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to revise the standard ...
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.
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