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Rep. Thomas Rees

Former Representative for California’s 23rd District

Rees, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 23rd congressional district from 1975 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for California's 26th congressional district (1965-1974).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rees is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Rees sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Rees was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Rees sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (27%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) International Affairs (10%) Taxation (8%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1966 to Oct 1976, Rees missed 678 of 4,114 roll call votes, which is 16.5%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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: