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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)
A. Dutch Ruppersberger sits on the following committees:
Ruppersberger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Taxation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) International Affairs (7%)
Some of Ruppersberger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2003 to Feb 2016, Ruppersberger missed 451 of 9,542 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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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