Rep. Carl Pursell

Former Representative from Michigan’s 2nd District, Republican

Pursell, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district from 1977 to 1992.



Our unique analysis of the bills Pursell 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pursell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Pursell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pursell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (46%) Education (23%) Commerce (15%) International Affairs (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1992, Pursell missed 1,024 of 8,199 roll call votes, which is 12.5%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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