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.
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.
Hunter was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5122 (109th): John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007
- H.R. 5683 (109th): To preserve the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California, by providing for the immediate acquisition of the memorial by the United States.
- H.R. 1815 (109th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006
- H.R. 1101 (109th): To revoke a Public Land Order with respect to certain lands erroneously included in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, California.
- H.R. 4794 (108th): To amend the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 2000 to extend the authorization of appropriations, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4200 (108th): Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005
- H.R. 4322 (108th): To provide for the transfer of the Nebraska Avenue Naval Complex in the District of Columbia to facilitate the establishment of the headquarters for the Department of ...
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).
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%) Commerce (9%)
Some of Hunter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6103 (110th): For the relief of Roberto Luis Dunoyer Mejia, Consuelo Cardona Molina, Camilo ...
- H.R. 5124 (110th): Reinstatement of the Secure Fence Act of 2008
- H.Res. 831 (110th): Encouraging Americans to purchase American-made products during the holiday season, and for ...
- H.R. 4096 (110th): Wild Fire Prevention Act
- H.R. 3899 (110th): Parents’ Empowerment Act
- H.R. 3900 (110th): Restore U.S. Manufacturing Act of 2007
- H.R. 3675 (110th): Restore Patriotism to University Campuses Act
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills