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.

Photo of Rep. John Salazar [D-CO3, 2005-2010]

Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Salazar was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

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

Key Votes

Salazar’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Res. 989 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should adopt national policies and ...
Jun 9, 2010. Failed 241/170.
Nay H.R. 2749 (111th): Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
Jul 29, 2009. Failed 280/150.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 249 (110th): To restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
Apr 26, 2007. Passed 277/137.

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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