Our unique analysis of the bills Downing 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Downing is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Downing sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Social Welfare (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Private Legislation (9%) Health (8%)
Some of Downing’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1557 (94th): A resolution to provide funds for the expenses of the investigations and ...
- H.R. 15585 (94th): A bill to permit the construction and operation of facilities other than ...
- H.R. 15233 (94th): A bill for the relief of Roswitha Haller.
- H.R. 15101 (94th): Accredited Law Schools Constituted Depositories
- H.R. 14870 (94th): A bill to establish an office of maritime affairs coordinator in the ...
- H.R. 14595 (94th): A bill to require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the ...
- H.R. 14158 (94th): Consumer Communications Reform Act
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From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Downing missed 365 of 4,966 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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:
- 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