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Rep. Robert “Bob” Wilson

Former Representative for California’s 41st District

Wilson, a Republican, was the representative for California's 41st congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for California's 40th congressional district (1973-1974); the representative for California's 36th congressional district (1963-1972); and the representative for California's 30th congressional district (1953-1962).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wilson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Wilson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wilson was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Wilson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (43%) Private Legislation (25%) Education (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Immigration (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Dec 1980, Wilson missed 1,477 of 8,271 roll call votes, which is 17.9%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: