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Rep. Owen Pickett

Former Representative for Virginia’s 2nd District

Pickett was the representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 2000.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pickett is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Pickett sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full 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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: