Robinson was the representative for Arkansas’s 2nd congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1989-1990) and previously a Democrat (1985-1989). He served from 1985 to 1990.
Robinson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Robinson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Robinson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Robinson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4602 (101st): Ouachita Mountains National Recreation Area Act
- H.R. 3235 (101st): To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to provide financial assistance to ...
- H.J.Res. 284 (101st): To designate the week beginning April 8, 1990, as “National Telecommunicators Week”.
- H.R. 2130 (101st): To require that not less than 25 percent of amounts spent by ...
- H.R. 1953 (101st): Death Penalty Implementation Act of 1989
- H.R. 3902 (100th): A bill to specify the burden of proof in certain Federal civil ...
- H.R. 3572 (100th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the Army to modify the ...
From Jan 1985 to Oct 1990, Robinson missed 208 of 2,733 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills