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Rep. Orval Hansen

Former Representative for Idaho’s 2nd District

Hansen was the representative for Idaho’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hansen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Hansen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hansen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (21%) Animals (18%) Education (16%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Taxation (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hansen recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Hansen missed 393 of 2,170 roll call votes, which is 18.1%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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: