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Rep. Anthony Beilenson

Former Representative for California’s 24th District

Beilenson was the representative for California’s 24th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for California’s 23rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1977 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Anthony Beilenson [D-CA24, 1993-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Beilenson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Beilenson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Beilenson 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

Beilenson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Immigration (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) International Affairs (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Sep 1996, Beilenson missed 680 of 10,661 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: