Saiki was the representative for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1987 to 1990.
Saiki is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Saiki sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Saiki sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (27%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) International Affairs (13%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Education (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Immigration (7%)
Some of Saiki’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5960 (101st): For the relief of Masa Oshiro.
- H.Res. 514 (101st): To commend the Government of Taiwan for taking steps to protect certain …
- H.R. 5818 (101st): To eliminate the retroactive effect on Federal retirement benefits of the repeal …
- H.R. 5518 (101st): Native American Language Act
- H.Res. 424 (101st): Commemorating 200 years of the Portuguese presence in Hawaii.
- H.R. 4905 (101st): Insular Areas Consolidation Act of 1990
- H.R. 4838 (101st): To prohibit the shipment of chemical munitions to Johnston Atoll for demilitarization …
From Jan 1987 to Oct 1990, Saiki missed 79 of 1,843 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills