Rep. Tom Campbell
Former Representative for California’s 15th District
Campbell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Campbell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Campbell was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 669 (106th): Peace Corps Act, FY2002, 2003
- H.R. 3152 (105th): Amy Somers Volunteers at Food Banks Act
Does 2 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).
Campbell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (12%) International Affairs (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Law (10%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Campbell recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Con.Res. 414 (106th): Relating to the reestablishment of representative government in Afghanistan.
- H.Con.Res. 411 (106th): Relating to the reestablishment of representative government in Afghanistan.
- H.Con.Res. 370 (106th): Calling upon the Government of Turkey to withdraw its armed forces from …
- H.Con.Res. 358 (106th): Calling upon the Government of Turkey to withdraw its armed forces from …
- H.R. 4674 (106th): Federal Deposit Insurance Adjustment and Protection Act
- H.Con.Res. 332 (106th): Expressing the sense of the Congress with regard to providing humanitarian aid …
- H.R. 4290 (106th): To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to qualify public defenders …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Campbell missed 490 of 4,714 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills