Rep. John Salazar

Former Representative from Colorado’s 3rd District, Democrat

Salazar, a Democrat, was the representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district from 2005 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Salazar 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Salazar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Salazar sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Water Resources Development (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2010, Salazar missed 120 of 4,745 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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