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Rep. Gerald “Jerry” Kleczka

Former Representative from Wisconsin’s 4th District, Democrat

Kleczka, a Democrat, was the representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district from 1983 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Gerald “Jerry” Kleczka [D-WI4, 1983-2004]


Our unique analysis of the bills Kleczka 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 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kleczka is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kleczka 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

Kleczka sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (17%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Law (11%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1984 to Dec 2004, Kleczka missed 515 of 11,088 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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