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.

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” Ramstad [R-MN3, 1991-2008]

Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Ramstad was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

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%) Health (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Families (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ramstad’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Yea H.R. 6515 (110th): Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008
Jul 17, 2008. Failed 244/173.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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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