Rep. Richard Vander Veen

Former Representative from Michigan’s 5th District, Democrat

Vander Veen, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district from 1973 to 1976.


Our unique analysis of the bills Vander Veen 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Vander Veen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Vander Veen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (27%) Social Welfare (22%) Taxation (17%) Education (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Families (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Health (3%)

Recent Bills

Some of Vander Veen’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1976, Vander Veen missed 644 of 2,326 roll call votes, which is 27.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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