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Rep. William Ford

Former Representative from Michigan’s 13th District, Democrat

Ford, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district (1965-1992).


Our unique analysis of the bills Ford sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Ford was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Ford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (22%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Health (14%) Law (8%) Commerce (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Nov 1994, Ford missed 2,266 of 13,636 roll call votes, which is 16.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: