Cobey was the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1986.
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 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 from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Cobey was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Cobey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cobey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 612 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning February 1, 1987, as ...
- H.Res. 413 (99th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect ...
- H.R. 3893 (99th): Unclaimed Property Act of 1985
- H.R. 3704 (99th): Anti-State-Supported Terrorism Act of 1985
- H.J.Res. 424 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the year of 1986 as the “Year ...
- H.R. 3595 (99th): A bill to provide financial assistance for the Sam J. Ervin, Jr., ...
- H.R. 2505 (99th): A bill for the relief of Kenneth David Franklin.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills