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Rep. James Bilbray

Former Representative for Nevada’s 1st District

Bilbray, a Democrat, was the representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district from 1987 to 1994.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bilbray is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Bilbray sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bilbray was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Bilbray sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Nov 1994, Bilbray missed 82 of 3,897 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: