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Rep. Steven Gunderson

Former Representative from Wisconsin’s 3rd District, Republican

Gunderson, a Republican, was the representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district from 1981 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Steven Gunderson [R-WI3, 1981-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Gunderson 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gunderson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Gunderson was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Gunderson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Sep 1996, Gunderson missed 159 of 7,845 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: