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Rep. Les AuCoin

Former Representative for Oregon’s 1st District

AuCoin, a Democrat, was the representative for Oregon's 1st congressional district from 1975 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

Enacted Legislation

AuCoin was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

AuCoin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (18%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Taxation (12%) Education (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, AuCoin missed 1,306 of 9,472 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives 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: