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Rep. Robert Stump

Former Representative for Arizona’s 3rd District

Stump was the representative for Arizona’s 3rd congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1983-2002) and previously a Democrat (1977-1982). He served from 1977 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Robert Stump [R-AZ3, 1977-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stump is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Stump sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Stump was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 19 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Stump sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Law (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Families (9%) Health (9%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Stump recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Nov 2002, Stump missed 677 of 14,058 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: