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Rep. William Steiger

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 6th District

Steiger, a Republican, was the representative for Wisconsin's 6th congressional district from 1967 to 1978.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Steiger is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Steiger sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Steiger was the primary sponsor of 4 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

Steiger sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Labor and Employment (14%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Social Welfare (6%) Private Legislation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Steiger missed 464 of 5,461 roll call votes, which is 8.5%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: