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Rep. Shirley Pettis

Former Representative for California’s 37th District

Pettis, a Republican, was the representative for California's 37th congressional district from 1975 to 1978.

Photo of Rep. Shirley Pettis [R-CA37, 1975-1978]

Enacted Legislation

Pettis 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

Pettis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (18%) Private Legislation (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Labor and Employment (14%) Energy (11%) Native Americans (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1975 to Oct 1978, Pettis missed 372 of 2,686 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: