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Sen. Pete Wilson

Former Senator for California

Wilson, a Republican, was a senator from California from 1983 to 1991.

Photo of Sen. Pete Wilson [R-CA, 1983-1991]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wilson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate 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 Wilson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wilson was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Wilson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Social Welfare (12%) International Affairs (12%) Environmental Protection (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Wilson’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: