Hartnett was the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1986.
Hartnett is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hartnett sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Hartnett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (26%) Immigration (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Social Welfare (7%) Taxation (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)
Some of Hartnett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5648 (99th): A bill to provide for a waiver of certain requirements of title ...
- H.R. 5075 (99th): A bill to authorize the acquisition of certain real property located in ...
- H.R. 5063 (99th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States to ...
- H.Con.Res. 327 (99th): A concurrent resolution to recognize the visit by the descendants of the ...
- H.R. 3481 (99th): A bill to prohibit the importation into the customs territory of the ...
- H.Res. 245 (99th): A resolution urging the Postmaster General to issue a commemorative stamp in ...
- H.R. 2838 (99th): A bill for the relief of Siu Kee Tong and Yuan Kiang ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Hartnett missed 463 of 2,608 roll call votes, which is 17.8%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills