Rep. James Oberstar

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 8th District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1975-2010 Representative Minnesota's 8th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Oberstar sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Oberstar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Dec 2010, Oberstar missed 800 of 21,277 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity