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Rep. Victor “Vic” Snyder

Former Representative for Arkansas’s 2nd District

Snyder was the representative for Arkansas’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Victor “Vic” Snyder [D-AR2, 1997-2010]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Snyder is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Snyder sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Snyder was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Snyder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (17%) Law (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Education (14%) Arts, Culture, Religion (10%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Snyder voted No

Snyder voted Yea

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Snyder voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Snyder missed 270 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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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Primary Sources

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