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Rep. Robert Bergland

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 7th District

Bergland was the representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1978.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bergland 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 Bergland sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bergland was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Bergland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (46%) Social Welfare (14%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Native Americans (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Jan 1977, Bergland missed 172 of 3,003 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1977. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: