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Rep. John Cavanaugh

Former Representative for Nebraska’s 2nd District

Cavanaugh was the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cavanaugh is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Cavanaugh sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full 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 (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Health (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Cavanaugh recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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