Rep. John Olver

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 1st District, Democrat

Olver, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district from 1991 to 2012.



Our unique analysis of the bills Olver 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Olver is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Olver sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (18%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Energy (9%) Social Welfare (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jun 1991 to Jan 2013, Olver missed 401 of 14,207 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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