Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2013
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D-IA3, 1997-2012] leaves office as Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Iowa’s 3rd District, Democrat
Boswell, a Democrat, was the representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district from 1997 to 2012.
Our unique analysis of the bills Boswell 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Boswell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Boswell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Boswell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1997 to Jan 2013, Boswell missed 360 of 10,969 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 32 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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