Thomas was the representative for Georgia’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.
Thomas was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1551 (98th): A bill to name the Federal building to be constructed in Savannah, Georgia, as the “Juliette Gordon Low Federal Building”.
- H.R. 3377 (98th): A bill to amend the boundaries of the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
- H.R. 3378 (98th): A bill to provide for a plan to reimburse the Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation for the costs incurred in installing electrical service to the Cumberland Island ...
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).
Thomas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Thomas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5898 (102nd): To amend Public Law 874, 81st Congress, to provide for increased payments ...
- H.Res. 558 (102nd): Congratulating Launi Meili and Bob Foth on their outstanding achievements in smallbore ...
- H.R. 5486 (102nd): Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Clarification Act of 1992
- H.R. 2594 (102nd): Wetlands Stewardship Trusts Act of 1991
- H.R. 2400 (102nd): Wetlands Stewardship Act of 1991
- H.R. 5623 (101st): To authorize issuance of a certificate of documentation for employment in the ...
- H.R. 5604 (101st): To provide for the payment of special pay to members of the ...
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Thomas missed 149 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. 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.
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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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