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Rep. Glenn Anderson

Former Representative from California’s 32nd District, Democrat

Anderson, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 32nd congressional district from 1975 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for California's 35th congressional district (1973-1974); and the representative for California's 17th congressional district (1969-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Anderson 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Anderson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Anderson was the primary sponsor of 53 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Anderson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (21%) Environmental Protection (21%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) International Affairs (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1992, Anderson missed 604 of 11,642 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: