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.

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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 it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Salazar sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Water Resources Development (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.Res. 1146 (111th): Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 248) directing the President, pursuant to section ...
Mar 10, 2010. Passed 225/195.
Nay H.R. 2749 (111th): Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
Jul 29, 2009. Failed 280/150.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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