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Rep. Robert Matsui

Former Representative for California’s 5th District

Matsui, a Democrat, was the representative for California’s 5th congressional district from 1993 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for California’s 3rd congressional district (1979-1992).

Photo of Rep. Robert Matsui [D-CA5, 1993-2004]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Matsui is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 Matsui sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Matsui was the primary sponsor of 6 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 about one third or more 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

Matsui sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Commerce (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 2004, Matsui missed 575 of 13,739 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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: