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Rep. Jerry Pettis

Former Representative for California’s 37th District

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

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pettis is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Pettis sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Pettis was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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

Pettis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: