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Rep. Clair Burgener

Former Representative for California’s 43rd District

Burgener, a Republican, was the representative for California's 43rd congressional district from 1975 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for California's 42nd congressional district (1973-1974).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Burgener is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Burgener sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Burgener 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 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

Burgener sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (17%) Taxation (15%) Private Legislation (15%) Health (13%) Immigration (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Burgener missed 581 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: