Our unique analysis of the bills Beard sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Beard is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Beard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Labor and Employment (13%) Taxation (13%) Environmental Protection (8%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Health (5%)
Some of Beard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7015 (97th): Office of Strategic Trade Act of 1982
- H.R. 6969 (97th): A bill to amend the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 ...
- H.Con.Res. 382 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Tennessee ...
- H.R. 6737 (97th): A bill to abolish the insanity defense for Federal crimes.
- H.R. 6689 (97th): Rural Enterprise Zone Act of 1982
- H.R. 5979 (97th): Railroad Cost Recovery and Retirement Fund Act of 1982
- H.R. 5806 (97th): A bill to establish an Inspector General in the Tennessee Valley Authority.
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From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Beard missed 728 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is 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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills