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Rep. Richard Swett

Former Representative from New Hampshire’s 2nd District, Democrat

Swett, a Democrat, was the representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district from 1991 to 1994.


Our unique analysis of the bills Swett 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Swett is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Swett was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Swett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Environmental Protection (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Energy (14%) Commerce (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Nov 1994, Swett missed 71 of 2,054 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: