Rep. Chester Holifield

Former Representative from California’s 19th District, Democrat

Holifield, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 19th congressional district from 1943 to 1974.


Our unique analysis of the bills Holifield 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Holifield is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Holifield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (53%) Energy (15%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) International Affairs (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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