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Rep. Theodore Risenhoover

Former Representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District

Risenhoover, a Democrat, was the representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district from 1975 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Risenhoover is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Risenhoover sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Risenhoover 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

Risenhoover sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Native Americans (18%) Water Resources Development (15%) Social Welfare (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1978, Risenhoover missed 583 of 2,813 roll call votes, which is 20.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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