Rep. Ronald Dellums

Former Representative from California’s 9th District, Democrat

Dellums, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 9th congressional district from 1993 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for California's 8th congressional district (1975-1992); and the representative for California's 7th congressional district (1971-1974).



Our unique analysis of the bills Dellums 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dellums is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Dellums was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dellums sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Health (13%) Education (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Social Welfare (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Feb 1998, Dellums missed 1,331 of 14,312 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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