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Rep. Howard Wolpe III

Former Representative from Michigan’s 3rd District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Wolpe 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). Wolpe is shown as a purple triangle. (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:

Environmental Protection (24%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) International Affairs (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: