Ruppersberger is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Ruppersberger has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
A. Dutch Ruppersberger sits on the following committees:
Ruppersberger was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2189 (116th): Digital Coast Act
- H.R. 680 (116th): Securing Energy Infrastructure Act
- H.R. 2097 (111th): Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Ruppersberger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Ruppersberger recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 335: Expressing support for the designation of May as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month to …
- H.R. 2288: Investing in Our Communities Act
- H.R. 1260: Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2021
- H.R. 8245 (116th): The Dr. Joseph Costa Honoring Essential Americans Risking Their Safety Act of …
- H.R. 5855 (116th): Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020
- H.R. 2772 (116th): Investing in Our Communities Act
- H.R. 2464 (116th): End the Cycle of Violence Act of 2019
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2003 to Aug 2022, Ruppersberger missed 508 of 13,134 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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