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Rep. Vernon Ehlers

Former Representative for Michigan’s 3rd District

Ehlers was the representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Vernon Ehlers [R-MI3, 1993-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ehlers is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Ehlers sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Ehlers 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 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).

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

Key Votes

Ehlers’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
Nay H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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