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Rep. Carlos Moorhead

Former Representative for California’s 27th District

Moorhead was the representative for California’s 27th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for California’s 22nd congressional district as a Republican from 1975 to 1992; and the representative for California’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1974.

Photo of Rep. Carlos Moorhead [R-CA27, 1993-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Moorhead is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Moorhead sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Moorhead was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Moorhead sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (22%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Commerce (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Moorhead recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Moorhead missed 398 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: