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Rep. Chester Holifield

Former Representative for California’s 19th District

Holifield was the representative for California’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1943 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Holifield 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 Holifield sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Holifield was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Holifield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (52%) Energy (15%) Commerce (12%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1943 to Dec 1974, Holifield missed 728 of 5,188 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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