Rep. Jerry Pettis

Former Representative from California’s 37th District, Republican

Pettis, a Republican, was the representative for California's 37th congressional district from 1975 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for California's 33rd congressional district (1967-1974).


Our unique analysis of the bills Pettis 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pettis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pettis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%) Taxation (13%) Private Legislation (13%) Education (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Law (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1975, Pettis missed 346 of 2,714 roll call votes, which is 12.7%. This is worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1975. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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