Burke, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 28th congressional district from 1975 to 1978.
She was previously the representative for California's 37th congressional district (1973-1974).
Burke 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 Burke sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Burke was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 10126 (95th): Federal Employees Part-Time Career Employment Act
- H.R. 3372 (94th): A bill for the relief of Tze Tsun Li.
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).
Burke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (28%) Labor and Employment (27%) Private Legislation (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Health (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Sports and Recreation (7%) Families (5%)
Some of Burke’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13664 (95th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish requirements ...
- H.R. 13665 (95th): A bill to amend the Clayton Act to prohibit any professional football ...
- H.R. 13613 (95th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish requirements ...
- H.R. 13614 (95th): A bill to amend the Clayton Act to prohibit any professional football ...
- H.R. 11515 (95th): A bill for the relief of Luther L. Washington.
- H.R. 10718 (95th): Displaced Homemaker Assistance Act
- H.R. 10270 (95th): Displaced Homemaker Assistance Act
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Burke missed 1,113 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 28.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills