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Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representative for Maryland’s 2nd District

pronounced duch // ROO-perz-ber-ger

Ruppersberger is the representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 7, 2003. Ruppersberger is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Ruppersberger.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 Mar 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

A. Dutch Ruppersberger sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Ruppersberger was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ruppersberger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Energy (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ruppersberger’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.Res. 1176: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of ...
Dec 12, 2018. Passed 206/203.
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Yea H.R. 4296: To place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency.
Feb 27, 2018. Passed 245/169.
H.R. 4296 restricts banking regulators from establishing operational risk capital requirements (the amount of money and non-cash assets banks are required to hold in reserve) for banking organizations unless they: - Are sensitive to, and based on, an organization’s current activities or businesses; - Are ...
Nay H.R. 2810: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
Nov 14, 2017. Passed 356/70.
H.R. 2810 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill authorizes $613.8 billion in base funding, including a $28.5 billion increase above the President’s budget for essential ...
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
No H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Aye H.Res. 937: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department ...
Dec 1, 2016. Passed 277/139.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed 247/178.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for intelligence-related agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was passed ...
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed 272/152.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Mar 2019, Ruppersberger missed 485 of 11,436 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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