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Rep. Wes Cooley

Former Representative from Oregon’s 2nd District, Republican

Cooley, a Republican, was the representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district from 1995 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Wes Cooley [R-OR2, 1995-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Cooley 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cooley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Cooley was the primary sponsor of 2 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 about one third or more 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

Cooley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (15%) Water Resources Development (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Energy (11%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Sep 1996, Cooley missed 9 of 1,340 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: