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Rep. Barbara Vucanovich

Former Representative for Nevada’s 2nd District

Vucanovich was the representative for Nevada’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1983 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Barbara Vucanovich [R-NV2, 1983-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Vucanovich 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 Vucanovich sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Vucanovich was the primary sponsor of 12 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 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

Vucanovich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Environmental Protection (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (10%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Sep 1996, Vucanovich missed 278 of 7,033 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with 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: