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Rep. John Cunningham

Former Representative for Washington’s 7th District

Cunningham was the representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1977 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cunningham is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Cunningham sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cunningham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (33%) Native Americans (21%) Education (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Cunningham recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1977 to Oct 1978, Cunningham missed 138 of 1,294 roll call votes, which is 10.7%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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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