Roy was the representative for Kansas’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1974.
Roy 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Roy sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Roy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (20%) Health (16%) Private Legislation (13%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Education (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of Roy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17221 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Ulis S. Anderson.
- H.R. 17086 (93rd): A bill to prohibit the Federal Energy Administration from imposing any tax ...
- H.R. 16631 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Richard G. Noll.
- H.R. 16137 (93rd): A bill to provide for a mandatory balanced budget, automatic tax bracket ...
- H.R. 15739 (93rd): A bill to amend section 1302 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act ...
- H.R. 15600 (93rd): A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a cost ...
- H.R. 15401 (93rd): A bill to provide for adequate reserves of certain agricultural commodities, and ...
From Jan 1971 to Dec 1974, Roy missed 204 of 1,727 roll call votes, which is 11.8%. This is on par with 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 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