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Rep. William Burlison

Former Representative for Missouri’s 10th District

Burlison, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 10th congressional district from 1969 to 1980.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Burlison is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Burlison sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Burlison was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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

Burlison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (59%) Agriculture and Food (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Emergency Management (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1980, Burlison missed 243 of 6,259 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: