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Rep. Leslie Aspin

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st District

Aspin was the representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1993.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Aspin 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 Aspin sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Aspin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (28%) Environmental Protection (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) International Affairs (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Health (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Sports and Recreation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: