Hungate was the representative for Missouri’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1976.
Hungate is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Hungate sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Hungate was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 15319 (94th): A bill to approve in whole or in part, with amendments, certain rules relating to cases and proceedings under sections 2254 and 2255 of title 28 of ...
- H.R. 13899 (94th): A bill to delay the effective date of certain proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and certain other rules promulgated by the U.S. Supreme ...
- H.R. 9915 (94th): A bill to make technical amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and to related provisions of titles 18 and 28 ...
- H.R. 6799 (94th): A bill to approve certain of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, to amend certain of them, and to make certain additional amendments ...
- H.R. 5463 (93rd): Federal Rules of Evidence
- H.R. 15461 (93rd): A bill to secure to the Congress additional time in which to consider the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure which the Chief Justice ...
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).
Hungate sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hungate’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15711 (94th): A bill to provide for a quarterly question period in which the ...
- H.R. 15634 (94th): Special Prosecutor Act
- H.R. 15437 (94th): Legal Fees Reimbursement Act
- H.R. 15319 (94th): A bill to approve in whole or in part, with amendments, certain ...
- H.R. 14476 (94th): Special Prosecutor Act
- H.R. 14315 (94th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States.
- H.R. 13899 (94th): A bill to delay the effective date of certain proposed amendments to ...
From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Hungate missed 400 of 4,315 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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