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Rep. Anthony Coelho

Former Representative for California’s 15th District

Coelho was the representative for California’s 15th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1989.

Photo of Rep. Anthony Coelho [D-CA15, 1979-1989]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Coelho is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Coelho sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Coelho was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Coelho sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Agriculture and Food (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Private Legislation (14%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Taxation (8%) Immigration (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Jun 1989, Coelho missed 491 of 4,908 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1989. 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: