Rep. Leo Ryan

Former Representative from California’s 11th District, Democrat

Ryan, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 11th congressional district from 1973 to 1978.


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ryan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ryan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Labor and Employment (24%) International Affairs (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Energy (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Private Legislation (5%) Water Resources Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Ryan missed 648 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 16.7%. 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

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