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Rep. William “Jack” Edwards

Former Representative for Alabama’s 1st District

Edwards, a Republican, was the representative for Alabama's 1st congressional district from 1965 to 1984.

Photo of Rep. William “Jack” Edwards [R-AL1, 1965-1984]

Enacted Legislation

Edwards was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Edwards sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (21%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Private Legislation (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1984, Edwards missed 841 of 8,847 roll call votes, which is 9.5%. This is worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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: