Rep. Tom Lantos

Former Representative from California’s 12th District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1993-2008 Representative California's 12th District
1981-1992 Representative California's 11th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Lantos sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lantos is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Feb 2008, Lantos missed 1,019 of 14,897 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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