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Rep. Thomas Steed

Former Representative for Oklahoma’s 4th District

Steed was the representative for Oklahoma’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1980.

Photo of Rep. Thomas Steed [D-OK4, 1949-1980]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Steed 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 Steed sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Steed was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 at least about half 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Steed sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (32%) Native Americans (22%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Private Legislation (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Steed’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1949 to Dec 1980, Steed missed 792 of 8,727 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is on par with 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: