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Rep. Marvin Esch

Former Representative for Michigan’s 2nd District

Esch was the representative for Michigan’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1976.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Esch is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Esch sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Esch sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (24%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Education (13%) Health (13%) Taxation (13%) International Affairs (7%) Families (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Esch recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1976, Esch missed 1,034 of 3,921 roll call votes, which is 26.4%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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