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Rep. Charles Vanik

Former Representative for Ohio’s 22nd District

Vanik was the representative for Ohio’s 22nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1969 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 1955 to 1968.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Vanik is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Vanik sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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: