Rep. Robert “Bob” Mathias

Former Representative from California’s 18th District, Republican

Mathias, a Republican, was the representative for California's 18th congressional district from 1967 to 1974.


Our unique analysis of the bills Mathias 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mathias is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mathias sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%) Sports and Recreation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Private Legislation (14%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1974, Mathias missed 501 of 2,648 roll call votes, which is 18.9%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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