Rep. Robert Kastenmeier

Former Representative from Wisconsin’s 2nd District, Democrat

Kastenmeier, a Democrat, was the representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1959 to 1990.


Our unique analysis of the bills Kastenmeier 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kastenmeier is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kastenmeier sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (27%) Commerce (25%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Agriculture and Food (6%) International Affairs (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1990, Kastenmeier missed 288 of 12,231 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is better than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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