Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Oct 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
A. Dutch Ruppersberger sits on the following committees:
Ruppersberger was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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:
Some of Ruppersberger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2772: Investing in Our Communities Act
- H.R. 2464: End the Cycle of Violence Act of 2019
- H.R. 2189: Digital Coast Act
- H.R. 680: Securing Energy Infrastructure Act
- H.R. 618: To establish the Office of Critical Technologies and Security, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 207: Stop the Violence Act of 2019
- H.Res. 1016: Concurring in the judgement of the assessment provided by the United States intelligence ...
From Jan 2003 to Oct 2019, Ruppersberger missed 489 of 11,871 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. 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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