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Rep. Keith Sebelius

Former Representative for Kansas’s 1st District

Sebelius was the representative for Kansas’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sebelius is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Sebelius sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Sebelius was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Sebelius sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (34%) Agriculture and Food (32%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Energy (5%) Environmental Protection (4%) Water Resources Development (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1980, Sebelius missed 732 of 6,259 roll call votes, which is 11.7%. This is worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: