Rep. Jim Matheson

Former Representative from Utah’s 4th District, Democrat

Matheson, a Democrat, was the representative for Utah's 4th congressional district from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district (2001-2012).



Our unique analysis of the bills Matheson 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 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Matheson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Matheson for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Matheson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (32%) Health (26%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Native Americans (16%) Environmental Protection (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Dec 2014, Matheson missed 95 of 9,772 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 14 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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