Wampler is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Wampler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Wampler was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6679 (97th): An act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to assess civil penalties with respect to violations of certain Acts relating to the prevention of the introduction and ...
- H.R. 5456 (97th): A bill to amend the Plant Quarantine Act of August 20, 1912, as amended, to eliminate certain unnecessary regulatory requirements.
- H.R. 11671 (95th): A bill to designate a certain Federal building in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, the “C. Bascom Slemp Building”.
- H.R. 16299 (93rd): Railroad Retirement Act
Does 4 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).
Wampler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Wampler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7051 (97th): Cooperative State Forestry Research and Extension Amendments of 1982
- H.R. 6678 (97th): A bill to clarify and extend the authority of the Secretary of ...
- H.R. 6679 (97th): An act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to assess civil penalties ...
- H.Res. 478 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect ...
- H.R. 6404 (97th): Emergency Dairy Adjustment Act of 1982
- H.R. 6362 (97th): A bill to recover costs incurred by the Department in the administration ...
- H.R. 6205 (97th): A bill to provide that the lake referred to as the North ...
From Jan 1953 to Dec 1982, Wampler missed 543 of 7,696 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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