Rep. John Cavanaugh

Former Representative from Nebraska’s 2nd District, Democrat

Cavanaugh, a Democrat, was the representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district from 1977 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Cavanaugh 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cavanaugh is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cavanaugh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (23%) Taxation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Social Welfare (5%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1980, Cavanaugh missed 288 of 2,816 roll call votes, which is 10.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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