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

Oberstar was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Oberstar’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Oberstar’s bills had a total of 218 cosponsors in the 111th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Oberstar to other members of the House of Representatives in the 111th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 21,276 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