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Rep. Robert Badham

Former Representative from California’s 40th District, Republican

Badham, a Republican, was the representative for California's 40th congressional district from 1977 to 1988.


Our unique analysis of the bills Badham 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Badham is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Badham was the primary sponsor of 4 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

Badham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Arts, Culture, Religion (21%) Taxation (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Transportation and Public Works (14%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1988, Badham missed 1,126 of 6,363 roll call votes, which is 17.7%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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: