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Rep. Bernice Sisk

Former Representative for California’s 15th District

Sisk, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 15th congressional district from 1977 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for California's 16th congressional district (1963-1976); and the representative for California's 12th congressional district (1955-1962).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sisk is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Sisk sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Sisk was the primary sponsor of 11 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

Sisk sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (18%) Private Legislation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Social Welfare (14%) Immigration (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Oct 1978, Sisk missed 1,102 of 6,848 roll call votes, which is 16.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: