Rep. Howard Nielson

Former Representative from Utah’s 3rd District, Republican

Nielson, a Republican, was the representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district from 1983 to 1990.


Our unique analysis of the bills Nielson 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Nielson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Nielson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Environmental Protection (15%) Water Resources Development (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Native Americans (8%) International Affairs (5%) Private Legislation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1990, Nielson missed 89 of 3,639 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is better than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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