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Rep. Jim Matheson

Former Representative for Utah’s 4th District

Matheson was the representative for Utah’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Utah’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 2001 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Matheson.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Matheson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Matheson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Matheson was the primary sponsor of 5 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 at least about half 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

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

Key Votes

Matheson voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Matheson voted No

Matheson voted No

Matheson voted No

Matheson voted No

Matheson voted Aye

Passed 215/195 on Apr 27, 2012.

Matheson voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

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. 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: