Rep. Frederick “Rick” Boucher

Former Representative from Virginia’s 9th District, Democrat

Boucher, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district from 1983 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Boucher 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Boucher is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boucher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Commerce (16%) Law (12%) Energy (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Education (9%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2010, Boucher missed 976 of 16,396 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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