Rep. Carl Pursell
Former Representative from Michigan's 2nd District
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Michigan's 2nd District
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Pursell was a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Pursell’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Pursell’s bills had a total of 273 cosponsors in the 102nd Congress.
Use this chart to compare Pursell to other members of the House of Representatives in the 102nd Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Pursell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 340 (102nd): Recognizing the accomplishments of the National Eye Institute.
- H.R. 2447 (102nd): National Institute of Nursing Research Act
- H.R. 1174 (102nd): To repeal the Newspaper Preservation Act.
- H.R. 840 (102nd): Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Act
- H.R. 4970 (101st): To repeal the Newspaper Preservation Act.
- H.R. 4599 (101st): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States to correct ...
- H.R. 3970 (101st): Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Act
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From Jan 1977 to Oct 1992, Pursell missed 993 of 8,160 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills