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Rep. Richard Pombo

Former Representative from California’s 11th District, Republican

Pombo, a Republican, was the representative for California's 11th congressional district from 1993 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Richard Pombo [R-CA11, 1993-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Pombo sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pombo is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Pombo was the primary sponsor of 10 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

Pombo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Law (11%) Commerce (11%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Water Resources Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2006, Pombo missed 242 of 8,294 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: