Rep. Shirley Pettis
Former Representative for California’s 37th District
Pettis was the representative for California’s 37th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1975 to 1978.
Pettis was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 7101 (95th): An Act to amend certain provisions of law relating to land claims by the United States in Riverside County, California, based upon the accretion or avulsion, and …
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
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%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Pettis recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 14158 (95th): A bill for the relief of Teresa Miramontes Yglesias.
- H.R. 13236 (95th): A bill for the relief of Jose Quintana Dominguez Sendejas.
- H.R. 11363 (95th): A bill for the relief of Chaivudt Buthdong Woody Murphy, Peter Chaiwat …
- H.R. 11168 (95th): A bill to provide that the sales of public lands in the …
- H.R. 8491 (95th): A bill to amend the Act of 1906 relating to the preservation …
- H.R. 7101 (95th): An Act to amend certain provisions of law relating to land claims …
- H.J.Res. 394 (95th): Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to continue to …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills