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Sen. John Seymour

Former Senator for California

Seymour was a senator from California and was a Republican. He served from 1991 to 1992.

Photo of Sen. John Seymour [R-CA, 1991-1992]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Seymour is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1992 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 Seymour sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Seymour was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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 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

Seymour sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (21%) Water Resources Development (13%) Health (13%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Social Welfare (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Oct 1992, Seymour missed 54 of 550 roll call votes, which is 9.8%. This is much worse than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. 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: