Rep. Leon Panetta

Former Representative from California’s 17th District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1993-1993 Representative California's 17th District
1977-1992 Representative California's 16th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Jan 1993, Panetta missed 241 of 8,195 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1993. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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