Our unique analysis of the bills Parris 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). Parris is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Parris was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4879 (100th): Management Interlocks Revision Act of 1988
- H.R. 1454 (100th): A bill to amend Public Law 99-572 to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to invest private funds contributed to the American Battle Monuments Commission for the ...
- H.R. 5470 (99th): A bill to designate the Federal Courthouse for Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia, as the “Albert V. Bryan Federal Courthouse”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Parris sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (31%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (4%) International Affairs (4%)
Some of Parris’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5053 (101st): Korean War Veterans Memorial Thirty-Eighth Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 4775 (101st): To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the limitation on ...
- H.J.Res. 504 (101st): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal ...
- H.R. 4193 (101st): National Capital Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1990
- H.R. 4175 (101st): To recognize the organization known as the Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated.
- H.Con.Res. 245 (101st): To express the sense of the Congress that the President should exercise ...
- H.R. 3687 (101st): To authorize the Colonial Dames at Gunston Hall to establish a memorial ...
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From Jan 1973 to Oct 1990, Parris missed 347 of 5,529 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills