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Rep. John “Joe” Schwarz

Former Representative for Michigan’s 7th District

Schwarz was the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2005 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. John “Joe” Schwarz [R-MI7, 2005-2006]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Schwarz is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Schwarz sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schwarz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Health (14%) Commerce (14%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Law (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Energy (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Schwarz recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2006, Schwarz missed 34 of 1,214 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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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Primary Sources

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