Mottl was the representative for Ohio’s 23rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1982.
Mottl is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Mottl sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Mottl was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3499 (97th): Veterans’ Health Care, Training, and Small Business Loan Act of 1981
- H.R. 2156 (97th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend by twelve months the period during which funds appropriated for grants by the Veterans’ Administration for ...
- H.R. 2259 (95th): A bill for the relief of Rogelio M. Encomienda.
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).
Mottl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (21%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Taxation (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Education (9%) Health (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)
Some of Mottl’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7213 (97th): A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to require that ...
- H.R. 6585 (97th): A bill for the relief of Roy Gonsenhauser, Rachele Gonsenhauser, and Eve ...
- H.R. 6427 (97th): Motor Vehicle Title and Inspection Act of 1982
- H.R. 6285 (97th): Motor Vehicle Title and Inspection Act of 1982
- H.R. 6286 (97th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the ...
- H.R. 6238 (97th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase ...
- H.R. 5955 (97th): State Veterans Home Amendments of 1982
From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Mottl missed 387 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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