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Rep. Berkley Bedell

Former Representative for Iowa’s 6th District

Bedell, a Democrat, was the representative for Iowa's 6th congressional district from 1975 to 1986.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bedell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Bedell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bedell was the primary sponsor of 6 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 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

Bedell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (25%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Taxation (12%) Energy (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1986, Bedell missed 404 of 6,695 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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: