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Rep. Robert Duncan

Former Representative for Oregon’s 3rd District

Duncan was the representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Oregon’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1963 to 1966.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Duncan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Duncan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Duncan was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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

Duncan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (17%) Labor and Employment (17%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Water Resources Development (14%) Private Legislation (10%) Taxation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Duncan missed 666 of 4,714 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: