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Rep. Cecil Heftel

Former Representative for Hawaii’s 1st District

Heftel was the representative for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1986.

Photo of Rep. Cecil Heftel [D-HI1, 1977-1986]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Heftel is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Heftel sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Heftel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (33%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Energy (15%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Private Legislation (7%) Health (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Heftel recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Jun 1986, Heftel missed 1,107 of 5,160 roll call votes, which is 21.5%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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