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Rep. Wilbur Mills

Former Representative for Arkansas’s 2nd District

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mills 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Mills sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Mills was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

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

Missed Votes

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

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