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Rep. John Moss

Former Representative for California’s 3rd District

Moss, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 3rd congressional district from 1953 to 1978.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Moss 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Moss sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Moss was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Moss sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (24%) Energy (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Families (13%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Commerce (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1978, Moss missed 1,139 of 6,995 roll call votes, which is 16.3%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: