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Rep. Marilyn Musgrave

Former Representative for Colorado’s 4th District

Musgrave was the representative for Colorado’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2003 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Marilyn Musgrave [R-CO4, 2003-2008]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Musgrave is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Musgrave sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Musgrave was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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 at least about half 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

Musgrave sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (19%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Taxation (12%) Law (11%) Families (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Water Resources Development (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Musgrave’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 7110 (110th): Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 2008
Sep 26, 2008. Passed 264/158.
Nay H.R. 6532 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance.
Jul 23, 2008. Passed 387/37.
Yea H.R. 5036 (110th): Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008
Apr 15, 2008. Failed 239/178.
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.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2008, Musgrave missed 139 of 4,311 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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: