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Rep. James Weaver

Former Representative for Oregon’s 4th District

Weaver was the representative for Oregon’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1986.

Misconduct/alleged misconduct

In 1987, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Weaver for borrowing approximately $82,000 in campaign funds for personal use and inadequate financial disclosure of commodity investment transactions and on Sep. 30, 1986 recommended no sanction.

Sep. 30, 1986 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended no sanction, report approved and filed, 12-0


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Weaver is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Weaver sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Weaver was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Weaver sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (33%) Energy (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%) Native Americans (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1986, Weaver missed 795 of 6,697 roll call votes, which is 11.9%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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: