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Rep. Ellen Tauscher

Former Representative for California’s 10th District

Tauscher, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 10th congressional district from 1997 to 2009.

Photo of Rep. Ellen Tauscher [D-CA10, 1997-2009]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Tauscher is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Tauscher sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Tauscher was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Tauscher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (39%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Environmental Protection (9%) Agriculture and Food (8%) International Affairs (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Labor and Employment (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Tauscher’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1575 (111th): End Government Reimbursement of Excessive Executive Disbursements (End GREED) Act
Apr 1, 2009. Failed 223/196.
No H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Sep 18, 2008. Passed 283/133.
Nay H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Jul 30, 2008. Failed 276/151.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Jun 2009, Tauscher missed 110 of 8,185 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 2009. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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