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Rep. Patricia Schroeder

Former Representative from Colorado’s 1st District, Democrat

Schroeder, a Democrat, was the representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district from 1973 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Patricia Schroeder [D-CO1, 1973-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Schroeder sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schroeder is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Schroeder was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Schroeder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (21%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Families (13%) Education (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Law (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Schroeder missed 496 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: