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Rep. Robert Leggett

Former Representative for California’s 4th District

Leggett was the representative for California’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Leggett 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 Leggett sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Leggett was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Leggett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) International Affairs (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Private Legislation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Oct 1978, Leggett missed 976 of 6,086 roll call votes, which is 16.0%. This is much worse 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: