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Rep. Eugene Chappie

Former Representative for California’s 2nd District

Chappie, a Republican, was the representative for California's 2nd congressional district from 1983 to 1986.

He was previously the representative for California's 1st congressional district (1981-1982).


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Chappie is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Chappie sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Chappie 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

Chappie sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (33%) Agriculture and Food (22%) Energy (17%) Immigration (17%) Water Resources Development (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Chappie missed 375 of 2,608 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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