Rep. James “Jim” Ramstad

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 3rd District, Republican

Ramstad, a Republican, was the representative for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district from 1991 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Ramstad 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ramstad is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ramstad sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Law (14%) Taxation (13%) Social Welfare (12%) Health (12%) Families (10%) Labor and Employment (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Ramstad missed 108 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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