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Rep. John Rousselot

Former Representative for California’s 26th District

Rousselot was the representative for California’s 26th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for California’s 24th congressional district as a Republican from 1969 to 1974; and the representative for California’s 25th congressional district as a Republican from 1961 to 1962.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rousselot is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Rousselot sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Rousselot was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Rousselot sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (44%) Social Welfare (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1961 to Dec 1982, Rousselot missed 981 of 7,025 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. 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.

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

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Primary Sources

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