Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Representative for Maryland’s 2nd District
pronounced duch // ROO-perz-ber-ger
Ruppersberger proposed $36 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $10 million to Pikesville Armory Foundation - EIN: 85-4196251 for “Pikesville Armory Redevelopment”
- $6 million to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. for “The Wound Center at GBMC”
- $3.3 million to Morgan State University for “Equipment for the Center for Education and Research in Microelectronics”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Ruppersberger.
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, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. 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. 419: Expressing support for the designation of May as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month to …
- H.R. 205: SNAP Theft Protection Act of 2023
- H.R. 9319 (117th): SNAP Theft Protection Act of 2022
- H.Res. 335 (117th): Expressing support for the designation of May as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month …
- H.R. 2288 (117th): Investing in Our Communities Act
- H.R. 1260 (117th): Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2021
- H.R. 8245 (116th): The Dr. Joseph Costa Honoring Essential Americans Risking Their Safety Act of …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2003 to Sep 2023, Ruppersberger missed 514 of 13,666 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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