Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1991
Rep. Robert Whittaker [R-KS5, 1979-1990] leaves office as Representative for Kansas's 5th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Kansas’s 5th District, Republican
Whittaker, a Republican, was the representative for Kansas's 5th congressional district from 1979 to 1990.
Our unique analysis of the bills Whittaker 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Whittaker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Whittaker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (32%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Health (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Social Welfare (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Whittaker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1990, Whittaker missed 157 of 5,719 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is better than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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