Finkenauer was the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2019 to 2020.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Finkenauer.
Finkenauer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Finkenauer sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Finkenauer was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 8314 (116th): Disaster RELIEF Act
- H.R. 2089 (116th): Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2019
Does 2 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).
Finkenauer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Finkenauer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8957 (116th): Wind Workforce Modernization and Training Act of 2020
- H.R. 8835 (116th): Rural Revitalization Now Act
- H.R. 8811 (116th): COVID–19 Data Accuracy Act
- H.R. 8785 (116th): B–BAM Act
- H.Res. 1200 (116th): Supporting the goals and ideals of National Rural Health Day.
- H.R. 8661 (116th): Protecting Rural Housing Act of 2020
- H.R. 8535 (116th): GO Ag Act
From Jan 2019 to Dec 2020, Finkenauer missed 4 of 954 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. 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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