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Rep. Jolene Unsoeld

Former Representative from Washington’s 3rd District, Democrat

Unsoeld, a Democrat, was the representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district from 1989 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Jolene Unsoeld [D-WA3, 1989-1994]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Unsoeld sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Unsoeld is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Unsoeld was the primary sponsor of 4 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 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

Unsoeld sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%) Environmental Protection (23%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Labor and Employment (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Taxation (8%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Nov 1994, Unsoeld missed 87 of 2,958 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: