Hays was the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1976.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
On Jun. 2, 1976, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Hayes for retaining an employee on public payroll for immoral purposes (1974-76) after Hays and other members requested an investigation of the press allegations. On Sep. 1, 1976, he resigned prior to hearings.
|Jun. 2, 1976||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct ordered an investigation after Hays and other members requested an investigation of the press allegations|
|Sep. 1, 1976||Resigned prior to hearings.|
Hays is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Hays sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Hays was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 11598 (94th): United States Information Agency Authorization Act
- H.R. 15172 (93rd): A bill to authorize the Secretary of State to prescribe the fee for execution of an application for a passport and to continue to transfer to the ...
- H.R. 12466 (93rd): An Act to amend the Department of State Appropriations Authorization Act of 1973 to authorize additional appropriations for the fiscal year 1974, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 14282 (93rd): A bill relating to the sale and distribution of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD.
- H.R. 12341 (93rd): An Act to authorize sales of a former Foreign Service consulate building in Venice to Wake Forest University.
- H.R. 12465 (93rd): A bill to amend the Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926, to authorize additional appropriations for the fiscal year 1974.
- H.R. 7645 (93rd): Department of State Appropriations Authorization Act
Does 8 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).
Hays sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hays’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 640 (94th): Concurrent resolution authorizing the printing of 15,000 copies of “Federal Election Campaign ...
- H.R. 13589 (94th): United States Information Agency Authorization Act
- H.R. 13179 (94th): State Department Authorization Act
- H.R. 12406 (94th): Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments
- H.Con.Res. 577 (94th): Concurrent resolution to provide for a delegation of Members of Congress to ...
- H.R. 12015 (94th): Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments
- H.R. 11727 (94th): A bill to enable the Comptroller General to carry out, until April ...
From Jan 1949 to Sep 1976, Hays missed 1,020 of 5,774 roll call votes, which is 17.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1976. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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