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.
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).|
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.
Hansen was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 440 (98th): An act for the relief of Fredrick Francisco Akers.
- H.R. 3335 (97th): A bill to provide for protection of the John Sack cabin, Targhee National Forest in the State of Idaho.
- H.R. 3217 (95th): A bill for the relief of Meeja Sa Foster.
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).
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%)
Some of Hansen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5543 (98th): A bill for the relief of Esmeralda Martinez-Hernandez, Evangeline Hernandez de Martinez, ...
- H.J.Res. 390 (98th): A joint resolution instructing the Secretary of State to provide the Congress ...
- H.R. 3552 (98th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, ...
- H.R. 3152 (98th): Bonneville Equity Restoration Act of 1983
- H.R. 2068 (98th): A bill to amend the Act of May 31, 1962, (76 Stat. ...
- H.R. 1780 (98th): Willow Creek Winter Stock Water Supply Act
- H.R. 1435 (98th): A bill to repeal section 314 of the Tax Equity and Fiscal ...
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills