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Rep. Joseph Skeen

Former Representative from New Mexico’s 2nd District, Republican

Skeen, a Republican, was the representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district from 1981 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Joseph Skeen [R-NM2, 1981-2002]


Our unique analysis of the bills Skeen 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Skeen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Skeen was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Skeen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Law (14%) Water Resources Development (11%) Energy (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Nov 2002, Skeen missed 158 of 11,242 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: