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Rep. Jerome Traxler

Former Representative from Michigan’s 8th District, Democrat

Traxler, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district from 1973 to 1992.


Our unique analysis of the bills Traxler 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). Traxler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Traxler was the primary sponsor of 9 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

Traxler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Environmental Protection (16%) Emergency Management (13%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1992, Traxler missed 1,709 of 10,438 roll call votes, which is 16.4%. This is much worse 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: