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Rep. Yvonne Burke

Former Representative for California’s 28th District

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).

Photo of Rep. Yvonne Burke [D-CA28, 1975-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Burke 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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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