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Rep. Glenn Anderson

Former Representative for California’s 32nd District

Anderson was the representative for California’s 32nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for California’s 35th congressional district as a Democrat from 1973 to 1974; and the representative for California’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 1969 to 1972.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Anderson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Anderson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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Does 53 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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:

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

Recently Introduced Bills

Anderson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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