Rep. Spencer Bachus III

Former Representative from Alabama’s 6th District, Republican

Bachus, a Republican, was the representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district from 1993 to 2014.



Our unique analysis of the bills Bachus 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 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bachus is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Bachus for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bachus sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (54%) Housing and Community Development (31%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2014, Bachus missed 535 of 14,635 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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