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Rep. Bob Schaffer

Former Representative for Colorado’s 4th District

Schaffer was the representative for Colorado’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1997 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Bob Schaffer [R-CO4, 1997-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Schaffer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Schaffer sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Schaffer was the primary sponsor of 3 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schaffer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Education (12%) Taxation (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) International Affairs (10%) Commerce (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Schaffer missed 151 of 3,397 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: