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Rep. William Chappell Jr.

Former Representative for Florida’s 4th District

Chappell, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 4th congressional district from 1969 to 1988.

Photo of Rep. William Chappell [D-FL4, 1969-1988]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Chappell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Chappell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Chappell was the primary sponsor of 12 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 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

Chappell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (30%) Labor and Employment (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1988, Chappell missed 1,369 of 9,806 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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: