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Rep. Royden Dyson

Former Representative for Maryland’s 1st District

Dyson was the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1990.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

On Jan. 31, 1990, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed allegations against Dyson for misuse of office funds and sex discrimination in hiring, having previously declined to consider the allegations when they were first lodged due to the proximity to election day in 1988.

Jan. 31, 1990 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed allegations against Dyson for misuse of office funds and sex discrimination in hiring, having previously declined to consider the allegations when they were first lodged due to the proximity to election day in 1988

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dyson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Dyson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Dyson was the primary sponsor of 3 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dyson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Environmental Protection (17%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Private Legislation (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) International Affairs (6%) Animals (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1990, Dyson missed 183 of 4,451 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is on par with 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

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