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Rep. Arlan Stangeland

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 7th District

Stangeland was the representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1977 to 1990.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stangeland 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Stangeland sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Stangeland was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Stangeland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (32%) Environmental Protection (20%) Taxation (16%) Labor and Employment (9%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Energy (5%) Water Resources Development (5%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Stangeland recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1977 to Oct 1990, Stangeland missed 362 of 7,242 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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