Our unique analysis of the bills Patman 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Patman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Patman was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1935 (98th): A bill to ratify an exchange agreement concerning National Wildlife Refuge System lands located on Matagorda Island in Texas.
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).
Patman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Patman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5563 (98th): A bill for the relief of O’Ferrall Pauly, publisher of the Mid-Coast ...
- H.Res. 311 (98th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the ...
- H.R. 2846 (98th): Strategic and Critical Materials Funding Act of 1983
- H.R. 2285 (98th): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Funding Act of 1983
- H.R. 1935 (98th): A bill to ratify an exchange agreement concerning National Wildlife Refuge System ...
- H.R. 1432 (98th): A bill to amend Federal Reserve Act to require the Board of ...
- H.R. 6938 (97th): A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Board ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1984, Patman missed 43 of 1,718 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is better 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills