Finkenauer is the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Finkenauer is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Finkenauer.
Finkenauer 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Finkenauer has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Abby Finkenauer sits on the following committees:
Finkenauer 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).
Finkenauer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Finkenauer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8535: To amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 ...
- H.R. 8399: End Taxpayer Subsidies for Drug Ads Act
- H.R. 8326: CED Act
- H.R. 8314: Disaster RELIEF Act
- H.R. 7964: Peer Support for Veteran Families Act
- H.R. 7909: Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020
- H.R. 7773: Unlocking Opportunities in Emerging Markets Act of 2020
From Jan 2019 to Oct 2020, Finkenauer missed 2 of 919 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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