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Rep. Charles Vanik

Former Representative from Ohio’s 22nd District, Democrat

Vanik, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 22nd congressional district from 1969 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Ohio's 21st congressional district (1955-1968).


Our unique analysis of the bills Vanik 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Vanik is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Vanik was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were 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

Vanik sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Taxation (20%) Social Welfare (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Energy (7%) Labor and Employment (6%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1980, Vanik missed 472 of 8,124 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: