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Rep. William Cobey Jr.

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 4th District

Cobey, a Republican, was the representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1985 to 1986.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cobey is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Cobey sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Cobey was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Cobey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Oct 1986, Cobey missed 13 of 890 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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: