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Rep. David Bonior

Former Representative from Michigan’s 10th District, Democrat

Bonior, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district from 1993 to 2002.

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district (1977-1992).

Photo of Rep. David Bonior [D-MI10, 1993-2002]


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bonior 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bonior is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bonior was the primary sponsor of 15 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

Bonior sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Labor and Employment (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Law (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Commerce (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Private Legislation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Nov 2002, Bonior missed 1,030 of 14,058 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: