Rep. James Lightfoot [R]

Former Representative from Iowa’s 3rd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1993-1996 Representative Iowa's 3rd District
1985-1992 Representative Iowa's 5th District

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Social Welfare (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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