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Rep. William Baker

Former Representative for California’s 10th District

Baker was the representative for California’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. William Baker [R-CA10, 1993-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Baker is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Baker sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Taxation (16%) Labor and Employment (9%) Families (9%) Health (9%) Environmental Protection (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Sep 1996, Baker missed 38 of 2,462 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. 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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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