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Rep. Alvin Baldus

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd District

Baldus was the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1980.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Baldus is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Baldus sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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).

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: