Rep. David “Dave” Obey

Former Representative from Wisconsin's 7th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1969-2010 Representative,
Wisconsin's 7th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Obey was a moderate Democratic follower according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Obey’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Obey’s bills had a total of 114 cosponsors in the 111th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Obey to other members of the House of Representatives in the 111th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Apr 1969 to Dec 2010, Obey missed 720 of 23,411 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity