Rep. Ernest Istook Jr.

Former Representative from Oklahoma’s 5th District, Republican

Istook, a Republican, was the representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district from 1993 to 2006.



Our unique analysis of the bills Istook sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Istook is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Istook was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Istook sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Law (18%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Taxation (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Commerce (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2006, Istook missed 611 of 8,294 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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