Chandler was the representative for Washington’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1992.
Chandler 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 Chandler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Chandler was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 652 (101st): To designate March 25, 1991, as “National Medal of Honor Day”.
- H.R. 4146 (100th): Washington Park Wilderness Bill of 1988
Does 2 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).
Chandler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (29%) Health (20%) Labor and Employment (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Social Welfare (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Sports and Recreation (6%) Education (6%)
Some of Chandler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6002 (102nd): To treat health professionals who are faculty members at a dental school ...
- H.R. 5786 (102nd): Commission on Retirement Income Policy Act of 1992
- H.R. 5581 (102nd): Education Savings Act of 1992
- H.R. 5308 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a moratorium ...
- H.R. 5105 (102nd): Environment and Economic Stability Act of 1992
- H.R. 4895 (102nd): To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to permit prepayment ...
- H.R. 4894 (102nd): Congressional Accountability Act of 1992
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Chandler missed 313 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is worse than 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