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Rep. Clement Zablocki

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 4th District

Zablocki was the representative for Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1983.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Zablocki is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Zablocki sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Zablocki was the primary sponsor of 28 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 28 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Zablocki sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (42%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Education (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Zablocki recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1949 to Nov 1983, Zablocki missed 315 of 10,037 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1983. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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