Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representative from Maryland’s 2nd District, Democrat

Ruppersberger, a Democrat, has been the representative for Maryland's 2nd congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Ruppersberger has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Ruppersberger for more statistics.

Committee Membership

A. Dutch Ruppersberger sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ruppersberger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Taxation (13%) Health (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2016, Ruppersberger missed 459 of 10,042 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 11 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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