Hendon 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hendon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Hendon was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2826 (99th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating a segment of the Horsepasture River in the State of North Carolina as a component ...
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).
Hendon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hendon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4187 (99th): Nuclear Waste Policy Improvement Act of 1986
- H.R. 4088 (99th): Nuclear Waste Policy Improvement Act of 1986
- H.Res. 226 (99th): A resolution directing the Secretary of Defense to furnish certain information to ...
- H.R. 2826 (99th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating ...
- H.Con.Res. 129 (99th): A concurrent resolution to establish a Congressional Commission to be known as ...
- H.R. 2002 (99th): Great Smoky Mountain Wilderness Act
- H.R. 1150 (99th): A bill for the relief of Muradali P. Gillani, Yasmeen Muredali Gillani, ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Hendon missed 77 of 1,702 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is on par with 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