Ashley was the representative for Ohio’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1955 to 1980.
Ashley is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Ashley sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ashley was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5546 (96th): A bill to amend the United States Grain Standards Act to permit grain delivered to export elevators by any means of conveyance other than barge to be ...
- H.R. 3875 (96th): Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1979
- H.J.Res. 525 (95th): Joint resolution to provide for a temporary extension of certain Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance and related authorities and of the national flood insurance program, and for ...
- H.R. 3843 (95th): Supplemental Housing Authorization Act
- H.R. 11027 (94th): A bill to amend the effective date of the Defense Production Act Amendments of 1975.
- H.R. 10481 (94th): Intergovernmental Emergency Assistance Act
- H.J.Res. 672 (94th): Joint resolution to extend by 2 months the expiration date of the Defense Production Act of 1950 and to extend the funding of the National Commission on ...
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).
Ashley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Housing and Community Development (34%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Social Welfare (9%) Energy (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)
Some of Ashley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8095 (96th): Great Lakes Maritime Act of 1980
- H.R. 7799 (96th): Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1980
- H.R. 7798 (96th): A bill to amend the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 ...
- H.R. 7262 (96th): Housing and Community Development Act of 1980
- H.R. 7100 (96th): Comprehensive Housing Development Act of 1980
- H.R. 7067 (96th): A bill to amend title V of the Housing Act of 1949.
- H.R. 6908 (96th): A bill to amend the provisions of law enacted by part A ...
From Jan 1955 to Dec 1980, Ashley missed 1,082 of 8,124 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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