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Rep. Robert “Robin” Tallon Jr.

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 6th District

Tallon was the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Tallon is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Tallon sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Tallon 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 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

Tallon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Social Welfare (17%) Taxation (14%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Commerce (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Tallon missed 250 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: