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Rep. Daniel “Dan” Schaefer

Former Representative from Colorado’s 6th District, Republican

Schaefer, a Republican, was the representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district from 1983 to 1998.

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


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schaefer is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

Schaefer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Energy (13%) 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: