Kagen was the representative for Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.
Kagen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Kagen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Kagen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2408 (110th): To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the “Milo C. Huempfner Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic”.
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).
Kagen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Kagen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6474 (111th): To direct the Secretary of the Army to cease construction of a ...
- H.R. 6285 (111th): To prohibit the importation into the United States of paper products that ...
- H.Res. 1699 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that foreign countries have ...
- H.R. 6039 (111th): Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway National Heritage Area Act of 2010
- H.R. 5520 (111th): Oil Spill Responsibility Act of 2010
- H.R. 4700 (111th): Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2010
- H.R. 4066 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the ...
From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Kagen missed 99 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills