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Rep. Steve Kagen

Former Representative from Wisconsin’s 8th District, Democrat

Kagen, a Democrat, was the representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district from 2007 to 2010.

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

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Kagen 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kagen is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

Kagen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (13%) Social Welfare (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Energy (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (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 is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill ...
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. ProPublica has tracked 18 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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