Rep. Bernice Sisk

Former Representative from California’s 15th District, Democrat

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).


Our unique analysis of the bills Sisk sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sisk is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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