Wu was the representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2011.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In July 2011, Wu was accused of sexual assault and in Aug. 2011, he resigned.
|Jul. 22, 2011||A newspaper reported allegations that Wu forced her into non-consensual sex.|
|Aug. 4, 2011||Resigned.|
Wu is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Wu sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Wu was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5220 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3800 SW. 185th Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon, as the “Major Arthur Chin Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2643 (107th): Fort Clatsop National Memorial Expansion Act of 2002
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 at least about half 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).
Wu sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Social Welfare (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (8%) Emergency Management (8%)
Some of Wu’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2630 (112th): Volunteer Firefighter Fairness Act of 2011
- H.R. 2525 (112th): Trade Adjustment Assistance Accountability Act of 2011
- H.R. 2317 (112th): Promoting Green Transportation Infrastructure through Research and Development Act
- H.R. 1379 (112th): Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011
- H.R. 6251 (111th): Rebuilding Local Business Act of 2010
- H.Res. 1627 (111th): Recognizing the 110th anniversary of the Northwest Labor Press.
- H.R. 6124 (111th): Local Control for Energy and Environment Act
From Jan 1999 to Aug 2011, Wu missed 178 of 8,866 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 2011. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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