Dorn was the representative for South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1951 to 1974.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1947 to 1948.
Dorn is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Dorn sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Dorn was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 12628 (93rd): Veterans’ Education and Rehabilitation Amendments Act
- H.R. 11915 (93rd): A bill to amend chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to continue making educational assistance and subsistence allowance …
- H.R. 9474 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code to increase the monthly rates of disability and death pension, and dependency and indemnity compensation, and for other …
- H.R. 9601 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to increase the monthly rates of disability and death pensions, and dependency and indemnity compensation, and …
- H.R. 9498 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to increase the monthly rates of disability and death pension, and dependency and indemnity compensation, and …
- H.R. 9497 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to increase the monthly rates of disability and death pension and dependency and indemnity compensation, and …
Does 6 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).
Dorn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (59%) Labor and Employment (15%) Education (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Dorn recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 17583 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code in …
- H.R. 16736 (93rd): Eastern Wilderness Areas Act
- H.R. 16597 (93rd): A bill to provide for adjustments in the lands or interests therein …
- H.R. 16540 (93rd): A bill to provide for the establishment of a national cemetery in …
- H.R. 15291 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code to authorize compensated …
- H.R. 15293 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the …
- H.R. 15292 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1947 to Dec 1974, Dorn missed 711 of 4,526 roll call votes, which is 15.7%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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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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