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Rep. Merrill Cook

Former Representative from Utah’s 2nd District, Republican

Cook, a Republican, was the representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Merrill Cook [R-UT2, 1997-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Cook 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cook is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Cook was the primary sponsor of 2 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 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

Cook sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Law (13%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Sports and Recreation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2000, Cook missed 232 of 2,401 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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: