Rep. Wilbur Mills

Former Representative from Arkansas’s 2nd District, Democrat

Mills, a Democrat, was the representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district from 1939 to 1976.

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Mills 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mills is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mills sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Immigration (16%) Social Welfare (15%) Taxation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Labor and Employment (7%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1939 to Oct 1976, Mills missed 1,299 of 6,837 roll call votes, which is 19.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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