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Rep. James Hansen

Former Representative for Utah’s 1st District

Hansen, a Republican, was the representative for Utah’s 1st congressional district from 1981 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. James Hansen [R-UT1, 1981-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hansen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hansen sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hansen was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Hansen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Law (12%) Animals (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Environmental Protection (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Sports and Recreation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Nov 2002, Hansen missed 766 of 11,242 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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