Rep. John Burton

Former Representative from California’s 5th District, Democrat

Burton, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 5th congressional district from 1975 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for California's 6th congressional district (1973-1974).

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Burton 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Burton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Private Legislation (18%) Families (17%) Social Welfare (12%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Immigration (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Burton missed 1,833 of 5,806 roll call votes, which is 31.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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