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).

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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%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Taxation (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (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

Key Votes

Ruppersberger’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2016, Ruppersberger missed 459 of 10,053 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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