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Rep. William “Bill” Alexander Jr.

Former Representative for Arkansas’s 1st District

Alexander was the representative for Arkansas’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1969 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Alexander is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Alexander sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Alexander was the primary sponsor of 13 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Alexander sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (19%) Families (15%) Immigration (15%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Water Resources Development (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1992, Alexander missed 1,943 of 11,642 roll call votes, which is 16.7%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: