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Rep. William John Keating

Former Representative for Ohio’s 1st District

Keating was the representative for Ohio’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1971 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Keating 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Keating sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Keating sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (19%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Labor and Employment (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Health (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Keating recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1974, Keating missed 152 of 1,190 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. This is 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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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