Leggett was the representative for California’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1978.
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.
Leggett was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2329 (95th): Interoceanic Canal Study Act
- H.R. 2369 (95th): A bill for the relief of Natividad Casing and Myrna Casing.
- H.R. 3625 (95th): An Act for the relief of Peter Neal Smith.
- H.R. 12571 (95th): A bill to amend the Fishery Conservation Zone Transition Act in order to give effect to the Reciprocal Fisheries Agreement for 1978 between the United States and ...
- H.R. 5493 (95th): An Act to extend until October 1, 1980, the appropriation authorizations for the Great Dismal Swamp and San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuges.
- H.R. 4297 (95th): A bill to amend the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 to authorize appropriations to carry out the provisions of such Act for fiscal year ...
- H.R. 5638 (95th): A bill to amend the Fishery Conservation Zone Transition Act in order to give effect during 1977 to the Reciprocal Fisheries Agreement between the United States and ...
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).
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%)
Some of Leggett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14104 (95th): Endangered Species Act Amendments
- H.R. 13807 (95th): Endangered Species Act Amendments
- H.Con.Res. 679 (95th): A resolution to prohibit commercial fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers ...
- H.R. 13290 (95th): A bill to amend the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act in order ...
- H.R. 13250 (95th): A bill to improve the Suisun Marsh.
- H.R. 12957 (95th): A bill to amend the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act in order ...
- H.R. 12919 (95th): A bill to amend the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills