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Rep. Sonny Bono

Former Representative from California’s 44th District, Republican

Bono, a Republican, was the representative for California's 44th congressional district from 1995 to 1997.

Photo of Rep. Sonny Bono [R-CA44, 1995-1997]


Our unique analysis of the bills Bono 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). Bono is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bono was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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

Bono sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Law (21%) Commerce (21%) Native Americans (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Nov 1997, Bono missed 98 of 1,980 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1997. 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: