Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1997
Rep. James Lightfoot [R-IA3, 1993-1996] leaves office as Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Iowa’s 3rd District, Republican
Lightfoot, a Republican, was the representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district from 1993 to 1996.
He was previously the representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district (1985-1992).
Our unique analysis of the bills Lightfoot 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lightfoot is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Lightfoot sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Taxation (15%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Law (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) International Affairs (9%)
Some of Lightfoot’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1985 to Sep 1996, Lightfoot missed 166 of 6,127 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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