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Rep. William Bates

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th District

Bates was the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1949 to 1970.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1949 to Jun 1969, Bates missed 87 of 2,360 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is better than the median of 8.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1969. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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