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Rep. Daniel “Dan” Schaefer

Former Representative for Colorado’s 6th District

Schaefer was the representative for Colorado’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Daniel “Dan” Schaefer [R-CO6, 1983-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Schaefer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Schaefer sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Schaefer was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Schaefer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Energy (12%) Environmental Protection (11%) Commerce (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1983 to Dec 1998, Schaefer missed 235 of 8,177 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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: