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Rep. Robert Weygand

Former Representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd District

Weygand, a Democrat, was the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Robert Weygand [D-RI2, 1997-2000]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Weygand is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Weygand sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Weygand was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Weygand sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Environmental Protection (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Labor and Employment (7%) Families (6%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2000, Weygand missed 107 of 2,401 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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: