Rep. Alvin Baldus

Former Representative from Wisconsin’s 3rd District, Democrat

Baldus, a Democrat, was the representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Baldus 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Baldus is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Baldus was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baldus sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (31%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Commerce (18%) Education (12%) Taxation (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Baldus missed 256 of 4,089 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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