Rep. James Hansen

Former Representative from Utah’s 1st District, Republican

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



Our unique analysis of the bills Hansen 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hansen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hansen was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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%) Water Resources Development (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

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