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Sen. John Hickenlooper

Senator for Colorado

pronounced jon // HIK-en-loo-per


Hickenlooper is the junior senator from Colorado and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Hickenlooper is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027.

Photo of Sen. John Hickenlooper [D-CO]

Committee Membership

John Hickenlooper sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hickenlooper was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Hickenlooper sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Energy (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (15%) Health (15%) Labor and Employment (15%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hickenlooper recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Hickenlooper voted Yea

Hickenlooper voted Yea

Resolution Agreed to 89/11 on Feb 9, 2021.

This was a Senate Resolution on procedures for the trial of the former President. It needed only a simple majority to pass, but received 87 …

Hickenlooper voted Yea

Bill Passed 69/27 on Jan 21, 2021.

This was a vote to waive the seven-year waiting period for former military to serve in the civilian position of Defense Secretary. Nominee Lloyd Austin …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Jun 2022, Hickenlooper missed 1 of 770 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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