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Rep. Christopher Cox

Former Representative from California’s 48th District, Republican

Cox, a Republican, was the representative for California's 48th congressional district from 2003 to 2005.

He was previously the representative for California's 47th congressional district (1993-2002); and the representative for California's 40th congressional district (1989-1992).

Photo of Rep. Christopher Cox [R-CA48, 2003-2005]


Our unique analysis of the bills Cox 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cox is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Cox was the primary sponsor of 9 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 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

Cox sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Taxation (15%) Commerce (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) International Affairs (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Jul 2005, Cox missed 681 of 9,369 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2005. 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: