AuCoin was the representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1992.
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 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 from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
AuCoin was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5007 (100th): A bill to designate the United States Courthouse at 620 Southwest Main Street, Portland, Oregon, as the “Gus J. Solomon United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 4143 (100th): A bill to establish a reservation for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 1863 (100th): A bill for the relief of Helen Ying-Yu Lin.
- H.J.Res. 692 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of October 19, 1986, through October 26, 1986, “National Housing Week”.
- H.J.Res. 350 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of October 6, 1985, through October 13, 1985 as “National Housing Week”.
- H.J.Res. 606 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week of October 14, 1984, through October 21, 1984, as “National Housing Week”.
- H.R. 2590 (98th): An act to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act to authorize marketing research and promotion projects, including paid advertizing, for filberts, and to amend the Potato Research and ...
Does 14 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
AuCoin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (18%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Taxation (12%) Education (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%)
Some of AuCoin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6085 (102nd): Lifelong Learning Act of 1992
- H.R. 5009 (102nd): Regulatory Review Sunshine Act of 1992
- H.R. 4779 (102nd): To amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Department of ...
- H.R. 4746 (102nd): National Advanced Research Projects Agency Act of 1992
- H.R. 4747 (102nd): National Security Council Amendments of 1992
- H.R. 4724 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit ...
- H.R. 4544 (102nd): Youth Development Act of 1992
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills