Rep. Jim Bates

Former Representative from California's 44th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1983-1990 Representative,
California's 44th District

See Also: Bioguide

Sponsorship Analysis

Bates was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Bates’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Bates’s bills had a total of 751 cosponsors in the 101st Congress.

Use this chart to compare Bates to other members of the House of Representatives in the 101st 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 Bates’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1990, Bates missed 190 of 3,637 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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