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Rep. Howard Wolpe III

Former Representative for Michigan’s 3rd District

Wolpe, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district from 1979 to 1992.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wolpe 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Wolpe sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wolpe was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Wolpe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) International Affairs (24%) Environmental Protection (24%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Energy (6%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1992, Wolpe missed 184 of 6,656 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is better than 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: