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. He is 71 years old.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Hickenlooper.
Hickenlooper is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hickenlooper has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
John Hickenlooper sits on the following committees:
Hickenlooper was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3814 (117th): Modernizing Biosurveillance Capabilities and Epidemic Forecasting Act
- S. 2962 (117th): COMPETES Act
- S. 2241 (117th): Responsibly and Equitably Change How Auto-charging Rates Get Evaluated Act
Does 3 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).
Hickenlooper sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Science, Technology, Communications (24%) Labor and Employment (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Energy (14%) Commerce (14%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Health (10%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Hickenlooper recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Res. 98: A resolution declaring March 8, 2023, as “National Emily Warner & Women Airline …
- S. 690: NET Act
- S. 513: Insure Cybersecurity Act of 2023
- S. 447: ORBITS Act of 2023
- S. 5271 (117th): Retirement Savings for Americans Act of 2022
- S. 5166 (117th): PREPARE Act of 2022
- S. 5031 (117th): Dearfield Study Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Hickenlooper missed 26 of 1,013 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills