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Rep. “Butch” Otter

Former Representative for Idaho’s 1st District

Otter, a Republican, was the representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district from 2001 to 2006.

Photo of Rep.  “Butch” Otter [R-ID1, 2001-2006]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Otter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Otter sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Otter was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Otter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Law (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Agriculture and Food (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Dec 2006, Otter missed 58 of 3,431 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is better than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: