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Rep. Steve Kagen

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 8th District

Kagen was the representative for Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Steve Kagen [D-WI8, 2007-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Kagen 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kagen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (13%) Social Welfare (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Energy (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kagen’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
No H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Nay H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 263/171.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of economic stimulus relief during the 2008 financial crisis as well as other unrelated provisions. It was the Senate's October 2008 plan, and it became law. The bill contains sections for: * Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 ...
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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