Rep. James “Jim” Kolbe

Former Representative from Arizona’s 8th District, Republican

Kolbe, a Republican, was the representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district from 2003 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district (1985-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Kolbe 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kolbe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kolbe was the primary sponsor of 12 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

Kolbe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Law (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Immigration (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Transportation and Public Works (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Dec 2006, Kolbe missed 305 of 11,959 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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