Rep. Joel Hefley

Former Representative from Colorado’s 5th District, Republican

Hefley, a Republican, was the representative for Colorado's 5th congressional district from 1987 to 2006.



Our unique analysis of the bills Hefley 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hefley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hefley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Law (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Commerce (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2006, Hefley missed 261 of 11,069 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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