Rep. Wilbur “Dan” Daniel

Former Representative from Virginia’s 5th District, Democrat

Daniel, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district from 1969 to 1988.


Our unique analysis of the bills Daniel 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Daniel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Daniel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (25%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Private Legislation (20%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Labor and Employment (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1987, Daniel missed 413 of 9,355 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1987. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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