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Rep. Philip Ruppe

Former Representative for Michigan’s 11th District

Ruppe, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district from 1967 to 1978.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ruppe is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Ruppe sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Ruppe was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Ruppe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Environmental Protection (18%) Taxation (14%) Energy (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Law (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Ruppe missed 1,073 of 5,461 roll call votes, which is 19.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: