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Rep. Royden Dyson

Former Representative from Maryland’s 1st District, Democrat

Dyson, a Democrat, was the representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district from 1981 to 1990.


Our unique analysis of the bills Dyson 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). Dyson is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) International Affairs (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

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