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Rep. Douglas “Doug” Bereuter

Former Representative for Nebraska’s 1st District

Bereuter was the representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Douglas “Doug” Bereuter [R-NE1, 1979-2004]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bereuter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 Bereuter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bereuter was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 14 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

Bereuter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) International Affairs (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Water Resources Development (8%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Bereuter recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Jul 2004, Bereuter missed 299 of 13,616 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2004. 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: