Gubser was the representative for California’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1953 to 1974.
Gubser is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gubser sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Gubser was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3418 (93rd): A bill to amend section 505 of title 10, United States Code, to establish uniform original enlistment qualifications for male and female persons.
Does 1 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).
Gubser sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Taxation (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Private Legislation (15%) Labor and Employment (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Social Welfare (5%)
Some of Gubser’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17172 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Seferino Isaac Garcia.
- H.R. 16778 (93rd): A bill to validate the conveyance of certain land in the State ...
- H.R. 16740 (93rd): A bill to amend the section of title 5, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 16141 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Firman B. Voorhies.
- H.R. 14123 (93rd): Public Accountability Act
- H.R. 13247 (93rd): Public Accountability Act
- H.J.Res. 907 (93rd): Joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim the 28th day of September ...
From Jan 1953 to Dec 1974, Gubser missed 592 of 4,182 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills