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Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo

Former Representative from Colorado’s 6th District, Republican

Tancredo, a Republican, was the representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district from 1999 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2008]


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Tancredo 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tancredo is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Tancredo was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Tancredo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) International Affairs (17%) Law (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Immigration (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Tancredo’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2008, Tancredo missed 597 of 6,521 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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