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Rep. William Dorn

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 3rd District

Dorn, a Democrat, was the representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district from 1951 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district (1947-1948).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Dorn was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Dorn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (59%) Labor and Employment (15%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: