Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2001
Rep. Merrill Cook [R-UT2, 1997-2000] leaves office as Representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Utah’s 2nd District, Republican
Cook, a Republican, was the representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 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)
Cook sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Law (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Taxation (8%)
Some of Cook’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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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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