Rep. William “Bill” Alexander Jr.

Former Representative from Arkansas’s 1st District, Democrat

Alexander, a Democrat, was the representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district from 1969 to 1992.

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Alexander 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Alexander is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Alexander sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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