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Sen. Floyd Haskell

Former Senator for Colorado

Haskell was a senator from Colorado and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1978.

Photo of Sen. Floyd Haskell [D-CO, 1973-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Haskell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Haskell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Haskell was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Haskell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Taxation (16%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (10%) Private Legislation (8%) Labor and Employment (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Haskell recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Haskell missed 599 of 3,605 roll call votes, which is 16.6%. This is worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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