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Rep. Thomas Hartnett

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 1st District

Hartnett was the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1986.

Photo of Rep. Thomas Hartnett [R-SC1, 1981-1986]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hartnett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Immigration (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hartnett recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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