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Rep. Duncan Hunter

Former Representative for California’s 52nd District

Hunter was the representative for California’s 52nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for California’s 45th congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992; and the representative for California’s 42nd congressional district as a Republican from 1981 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA52, 1993-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hunter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Hunter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hunter was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 13 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

Hunter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Law (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) International Affairs (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Families (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hunter voted Aye

Hunter voted Nay

Passed 380/34 on Feb 7, 2008.

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Hunter voted Nay

Passed 385/35 on Jan 29, 2008.

We advise you to take any letters you receive regarding this bill and payment notifications skeptically. Keep in mind that frauds can look very official. ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2008, Hunter missed 1,299 of 15,553 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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