Mayne was the representative for Iowa’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1974.
Mayne 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 Mayne sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Mayne was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 9516 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to increase the monthly rates of disability and death pensions, and dependency and indemnity compensation, and ...
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).
Mayne sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Taxation (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Social Welfare (9%) Education (9%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Some of Mayne’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 16894 (93rd): Federal Paperwork Burden Relief Act
- H.R. 16895 (93rd): Small Business Tax Simplification and Reform Act
- H.J.Res. 1123 (93rd): Joint resolution to designate March 16, 1975, “DeMolay Week”.
- H.R. 15596 (93rd): A bill to amend section 502(b) of the Mutual Security Act of ...
- H.R. 15534 (93rd): Livestock Producers and Feeders Act
- H.R. 15137 (93rd): Livestock Producers and Feeders Act
- H.R. 14811 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide a ...
From Jan 1967 to Dec 1974, Mayne missed 176 of 2,648 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is better 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