Young was the representative for Missouri’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1986.
Young is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Young sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Young was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4025 (98th): A bill to authorize the Administrator of General Services to transfer to the Smithsonian Institution without reimbursement the General Post Office Building and the site thereof located …
- H.R. 5607 (98th): A bill to authorize and direct the Librarian of Congress, subject to the supervision and authority of a Federal civilian or military agency, to proceed with the …
- H.R. 5599 (98th): A bill to authorize and direct the Librarian of Congress, subject to the supervision and authority of a Federal civilian or military agency, to proceed with the …
- H.R. 4155 (95th): Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments
Does 4 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).
Young sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5743 (99th): A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to amend certain regulations …
- H.J.Res. 447 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of January 19, 1986, through …
- H.R. 3627 (99th): A bill granting the consent of Congress to the Southern States Energy …
- H.R. 3066 (99th): A bill to authorize the Architect of the Capitol to redesign and …
- H.R. 2416 (99th): A bill to direct the Architect of the Capitol to construct a …
- H.R. 5607 (98th): A bill to authorize and direct the Librarian of Congress, subject to …
- H.R. 5599 (98th): A bill to authorize and direct the Librarian of Congress, subject to …
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1986, Young missed 433 of 5,424 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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