Rep. Collin Peterson

Representative from Minnesota’s 7th District, Democrat

Peterson, a Democrat, has been the representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district since Jan 3, 1991 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Peterson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Peterson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Peterson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Collin Peterson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Peterson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Peterson’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 3461: To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the ...
Sep 11, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Jun 12, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 1295: Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015
Jun 11, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2393: Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 10, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Sep 2016, Peterson missed 301 of 16,844 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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