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Rep. Henry Reuss

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 5th District

Reuss, a Democrat, was the representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district from 1955 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. Henry Reuss [D-WI5, 1955-1982]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Reuss is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Reuss sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Reuss was the primary sponsor of 7 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

Reuss sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (35%) Government Operations and Politics (31%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Private Legislation (8%) Taxation (8%) Labor and Employment (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1982, Reuss missed 607 of 8,936 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: