Rep. Alphonzo Bell

Former Representative from California’s 27th District, Republican

Bell, a Republican, was the representative for California's 27th congressional district from 1975 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for California's 28th congressional district (1963-1974); and the representative for California's 16th congressional district (1961-1962).


Our unique analysis of the bills Bell 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Animals (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Energy (12%) International Affairs (11%) Private Legislation (8%) Law (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Bell’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1961 to Oct 1976, Bell missed 1,241 of 4,786 roll call votes, which is 25.9%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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