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Rep. Elizabeth Furse

Former Representative for Oregon’s 1st District

Furse was the representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1993 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Elizabeth Furse [D-OR1, 1993-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Furse is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Furse sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Furse sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (19%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Furse recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 1998, Furse missed 195 of 3,649 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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: