Wyatt was the representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1963 to 1974.
Wyatt is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Wyatt sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Wyatt was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 8352 (93rd): A bill to establish the Cascade Head Scenic-Research Area in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.
Does 1 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).
Wyatt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (18%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Environmental Protection (9%)
Some of Wyatt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 16808 (93rd): Comprehensive School Health Education Act
- H.R. 16583 (93rd): A bill to provide for the free entry of certain scientific equipment ...
- H.R. 15649 (93rd): A bill to provide for addition to the Fort Clatsop National Memorial ...
- H.R. 15604 (93rd): Siletz Restoration Act
- H.R. 13861 (93rd): A bill to amend the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act ...
- H.R. 12975 (93rd): Urban Forestry Act
- H.R. 12221 (93rd): A bill to declare Lake Oswego, Oreg., a nonnavigable water of the ...
From Jan 1965 to Dec 1974, Wyatt missed 433 of 3,042 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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
- 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