Rep. Ike Skelton

Former Representative from Missouri’s 4th District, Democrat

Skelton, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district from 1977 to 2010.



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

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Skelton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (32%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) International Affairs (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Environmental Protection (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 2010, Skelton missed 939 of 20,024 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is 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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