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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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Duncan was the primary sponsor of 5 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 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:

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

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Primary Sources

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