Rep. Thomas Rees
Former Representative for California’s 23rd District
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 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 from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Rees was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 13955 (94th): An Act to provide for amendment of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, and for other purposes.
- H.J.Res. 784 (94th): A joint resolution to amend the effective date of certain provisions of the Defense Production Act Amendments of 1975.
- H.J.Res. 560 (94th): Joint resolution to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 as amended, to extend the National Commission on Supplies and Shortages.
- H.R. 1421 (94th): A bill for the relief of Stephanie Kahn and Barbara Heyman.
- H.R. 2533 (93rd): An Act for the relief of Raphael Johnson.
- H.R. 8250 (93rd): A bill to authorize certain programs and activities of the Government of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Rees sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (27%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) International Affairs (10%) Taxation (8%) Housing and Community Development (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Rees recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 15861 (94th): A bill for the relief of Doctor Wen Pin Chang.
- H.R. 14960 (94th): District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act
- H.J.Res. 982 (94th): Joint resolution directing the President through the Secretary of the Treasury to …
- H.R. 14317 (94th): A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to impose …
- H.R. 14318 (94th): Foreign Investment in the United States Act
- H.R. 13955 (94th): An Act to provide for amendment of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, …
- H.R. 13873 (94th): A bill to establish procedures for settling disputes involving compensation and other …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills