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Rep. Ronnie Flippo

Former Representative from Alabama’s 5th District, Democrat

Flippo, a Democrat, was the representative for Alabama's 5th congressional district from 1977 to 1990.


Our unique analysis of the bills Flippo 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Flippo is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Flippo was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Flippo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (32%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) Energy (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Flippo’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1990, Flippo missed 1,011 of 7,267 roll call votes, which is 13.9%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: