Rep. Ed Perlmutter

Representative from Colorado’s 7th District, Democrat

Perlmutter, a Democrat, has been the representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2016) (map).

What you can do

Photo

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Perlmutter 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). Perlmutter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Perlmutter for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Ed Perlmutter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Perlmutter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Housing and Community Development (31%) Finance and Financial Sector (23%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) International Affairs (8%) Commerce (8%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

View All » (including bills from previous years)

Voting Record

Key Votes

Perlmutter’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
No 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.
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 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.
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 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 2007 to Dec 2016, Perlmutter missed 273 of 7,644 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 55 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

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