Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1999
Rep. David Skaggs [D-CO2, 1987-1998] leaves office as Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Colorado’s 2nd District, Democrat
Skaggs, a Democrat, was the representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district from 1987 to 1998.
Our unique analysis of the bills Skaggs 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). Skaggs is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Skaggs sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Law (10%) Water Resources Development (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Skaggs’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1987 to Dec 1998, Skaggs missed 129 of 6,424 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 Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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