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Rep. Charles Pashayan Jr.

Former Representative from California’s 17th District, Republican

Pashayan, a Republican, was the representative for California's 17th congressional district from 1979 to 1990.


Our unique analysis of the bills Pashayan 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pashayan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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

Pashayan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Taxation (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1990, Pashayan missed 474 of 5,727 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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