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Rep. George Hansen

Former Representative for Idaho’s 2nd District

Hansen was the representative for Idaho’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1984.

He was previously the representative for Idaho’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1965 to 1968.

Misconudct

In 1984, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Hansen for making false statements and failing to report nearly $334,000 in loans and profits from 1978-81. On Jun. 20, 1984, the committee recommended reprimand, 11-1. On Jul. 31, 1984, the House of Representatives reprimanded Hansen, 354-52. On Nov. 6, 1984, Hansen was defeated in the election by Richard Stallings. In 1985, the conviction was vacated, U.S. v. Hansen, 906 F. Supp. 688 (1995).

Jun. 20, 1984 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended reprimand, 11-1
Jul. 31, 1984 House of Representatives reprimanded, 354-52
Nov. 6, 1984 Defeated in the election by Richard Stallings.
1985 Conviction vacated, U.S. v. Hansen, 906 F. Supp. 688 (1995).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hansen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Hansen sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hansen was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Hansen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Labor and Employment (18%) Private Legislation (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Taxation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1984, Hansen missed 1,213 of 6,679 roll call votes, which is 18.2%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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