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Rep. Meldon Levine

Former Representative for California’s 27th District

Levine, a Democrat, was the representative for California’s 27th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Levine 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 Levine sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Levine was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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

Levine sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Education (12%) Environmental Protection (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Levine missed 584 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. 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: