Coffman was the representative for Colorado’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2009 to 2018.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Coffman.
Coffman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Coffman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Coffman was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5792 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 North 4th Avenue in Brighton, Colorado, as the “Detective Heath McDonald Gumm Post Office”.
- H.R. 5791 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9609 South University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as the “Deputy Sheriff Zackari Spurlock Parrish, ...
- H.R. 2147: Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018
- H.R. 4635: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2496 (114th): Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act
- H.R. 1402 (113th): VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013
- H.R. 1412 (113th): Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013
Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Coffman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Coffman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7064: Fair Environmental Trade Agreements Act of 2018
- H.R. 6926 (115th): Pilot Act of 2018
- H.R. 6794 (115th): Immigration Innovation Act of 2018
- H.R. 6713: Safe to Tell Act of 2018
- H.R. 6696: TPS Extension Act of 2018
- H.R. 6573: To require a determination on designation of the Russian Federation as a state ...
- H.R. 6393: 21st Century Internet Act
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2018, Coffman missed 65 of 7,000 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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