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Rep. Robert Stephens Jr.

Former Representative for Georgia’s 10th District

Stephens was the representative for Georgia’s 10th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1961 to 1976.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stephens 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Stephens sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Stephens was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stephens sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (18%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Commerce (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Social Welfare (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1961 to Oct 1976, Stephens missed 1,059 of 4,786 roll call votes, which is 22.1%. This is much 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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: