Sen. Ken Salazar

Former Senator from Colorado, Democrat

Salazar, a Democrat, was a senator from Colorado from 2005 to 2009.



Our unique analysis of the bills Salazar sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate 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:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Environmental Protection (12%) Energy (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Jan 2009, Salazar missed 12 of 1,307 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2009. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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