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Rep. William Dannemeyer

Former Representative for California’s 39th District

Dannemeyer, a Republican, was the representative for California’s 39th congressional district from 1979 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dannemeyer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Dannemeyer sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Dannemeyer 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

Dannemeyer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (21%) Health (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Taxation (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Law (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1992, Dannemeyer missed 457 of 6,659 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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