Rep. Jim Bates
Former Representative from California's 44th District
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California's 44th District
See Also: Bioguide
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.
Some of Bates’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5709 (101st): Access to Professional Sports Programming Act
- H.R. 5694 (101st): Access to Professional Sports Programming Act
- H.R. 5463 (101st): To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit the reimbursement of ...
- H.R. 5461 (101st): To provide for the disposal of Government-owned contractor-operated industrial facilities under the ...
- H.R. 5462 (101st): To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require the Administrator ...
- H.R. 5452 (101st): Facilitation in Licensing for International Medical Graduates Act
- H.R. 5188 (101st): To prohibit the spraying of toxic pesticides over densely populated areas.
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills