Rep. Vernon Ehlers

Former Representative from Michigan’s 3rd District, Republican

Ehlers, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district from 1993 to 2010.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ehlers is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ehlers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (22%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Education (16%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Law (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1994 to Dec 2010, Ehlers missed 254 of 11,209 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 43 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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