Rep. Robert Whittaker
Former Representative from Kansas's 5th District
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Kansas's 5th District
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Whittaker was a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Whittaker’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Whittaker’s bills had a total of 105 cosponsors in the 101st Congress.
Use this chart to compare Whittaker to other members of the House of Representatives in the 101st Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Whittaker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5853 (101st): Railroad Workers’ Injury Compensation Act of 1990
- H.Con.Res. 220 (101st): Expressing the sense of the Congress that all railroad retirement benefits are ...
- H.R. 2434 (101st): To change the name of “Marion Lake”, located northwest of Marion, Kansas, ...
- H.R. 2339 (101st): Railroad User Fee Act of 1989
- H.R. 2315 (101st): Rural Rail Service Preservation Act of 1989
- H.R. 1589 (101st): To amend title VII of the Social Security Act to place the ...
- H.R. 1494 (101st): Tobacco and Nicotine Health and Safety Act of 1989
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1990, Whittaker missed 147 of 5,704 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is better than the median of 4.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills