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Rep. Owen Pickett

Former Representative from Virginia’s 2nd District, Democrat

Pickett, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district from 1987 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Owen Pickett [D-VA2, 1987-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Pickett 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). Pickett is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pickett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Law (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Commerce (8%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2000, Pickett missed 234 of 7,638 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with 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: