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Rep. David Skaggs

Former Representative from Colorado’s 2nd District, Democrat

Skaggs, a Democrat, was the representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district from 1987 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. David Skaggs [D-CO2, 1987-1998]


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)

Enacted Legislation

Skaggs 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 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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: