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Rep. Robert Cornell

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 8th District

Cornell was the representative for Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cornell 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 Cornell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Cornell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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

Cornell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Labor and Employment (12%) Education (12%) Health (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1978, Cornell missed 24 of 2,813 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better 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: