Our unique analysis of the bills Thomson 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thomson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Thomson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Private Legislation (12%) Taxation (12%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Labor and Employment (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)
Some of Thomson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17251 (93rd): A bill to create an Upper Mississippi River recreational area.
- H.R. 17127 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Otto J. Thomas.
- H.R. 16725 (93rd): A bill to amend section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of ...
- H.Res. 1372 (93rd): Resolution to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives with respect ...
- H.R. 15909 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exclude ...
- H.R. 15520 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code in ...
- H.J.Res. 1069 (93rd): Joint resolution to create a farmer to consumer price index.
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From Jan 1961 to Dec 1974, Thomson missed 168 of 3,513 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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