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Rep. Ander Crenshaw’s 2015 Report Card

Representative from Florida's 4th District
Republican
Served Jan 3, 2001 – Jan 3, 2017


These special year-end statistics cover Crenshaw’s record during the 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Crenshaw’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Missed Votes

4th most voting among Florida Delegation

Crenshaw missed 0.7% of votes (5 of 704 votes) in 2015. View Crenshaw’s Profile »

compared to... rank most voting ⇢ most absent
Florida Delegation 4th most voting out of 27 0
11% missed votes View All
Serving 10+ Years 30th most voting (tied w/ 4) out of 166 0
24% missed votes View All
Safe House Seats 79th most voting (tied w/ 15) out of 378 0
24% missed votes View All
All Representatives 91st most voting (tied w/ 19) out of 433 0
24% missed votes View All

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

 

Bills Out of Committee

6th most bills among Florida Delegation; tied with 6 others

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Crenshaw introduced 1 bill in 2015 that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 2995: Financial Services and General Government ...

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Florida Delegation 6th most bills (tied w/ 6) out of 27 0
7 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 49th most bills (tied w/ 44) out of 169 0
12 bills View All
House Republicans 77th fewest bills (tied w/ 84) out of 247 0
12 bills View All
Safe House Seats 90th most bills (tied w/ 122) out of 385 0
12 bills View All
All Representatives 97th most bills (tied w/ 139) out of 440 0
12 bills View All
 

Cosponsors

15th fewest cosponsors among Serving 10+ Years

Crenshaw’s bills and resolutions had 17 cosponsors in 2015. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest cosponsors ⇢ most cosponsors
Florida Delegation 4th fewest cosponsors out of 27 0
464 cosponsors View All
Serving 10+ Years 15th fewest cosponsors out of 169 0
1,266 cosponsors View All
House Republicans 23rd fewest cosponsors out of 247 0
985 cosponsors View All
Safe House Seats 31st fewest cosponsors out of 385 0
1,266 cosponsors View All
All Representatives 40th fewest cosponsors out of 440 0
1,266 cosponsors View All
 

Bills Introduced

21st fewest bills among All Representatives; tied with 15 others

Crenshaw introduced 3 bills and resolutions in 2015. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Florida Delegation the fewest bills (tied w/ 2) out of 27 3
54 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 10th fewest bills (tied w/ 7) out of 169 1
65 bills View All
House Republicans 13th fewest bills (tied w/ 11) out of 247 0
46 bills View All
Safe House Seats 18th fewest bills (tied w/ 12) out of 385 0
65 bills View All
All Representatives 21st fewest bills (tied w/ 15) out of 440 0
65 bills View All
 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

43rd most bipartisan among House Republicans

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 128 bills that Crenshaw cosponsored, 18% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank least bipartisan ⇢ most bipartisan
Florida Delegation 11th least bipartisan out of 27 9
65% of bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 69th least bipartisan out of 169 1
72% of bills View All
House Republicans 43rd most bipartisan out of 246 0
50% of bills View All
Safe House Seats 187th most bipartisan out of 383 0
60% of bills View All
All Representatives 218th least bipartisan out of 438 0
72% of bills View All

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

 

Working with the Senate

71st fewest bills among House Republicans; tied with 65 others

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 1 of Crenshaw’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 681: GSP UPDATE Act

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Florida Delegation 5th fewest bills (tied w/ 8) out of 27 0
5 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 40th fewest bills (tied w/ 43) out of 169 0
10 bills View All
House Republicans 71st fewest bills (tied w/ 65) out of 247 0
10 bills View All
Safe House Seats 111th fewest bills (tied w/ 94) out of 385 0
10 bills View All
All Representatives 130th fewest bills (tied w/ 111) out of 440 0
10 bills View All

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

 

Bills Cosponsored

111th fewest bills among All Representatives; tied with 4 others

Crenshaw cosponsored 128 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Florida Delegation 8th fewest bills out of 27 83
540 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 50th fewest bills (tied w/ 1) out of 169 34
651 bills View All
House Republicans 94th fewest bills (tied w/ 1) out of 247 4
413 bills View All
Safe House Seats 99th fewest bills (tied w/ 4) out of 385 4
651 bills View All
All Representatives 111th fewest bills (tied w/ 4) out of 440 4
651 bills View All
 

Powerful Cosponsors

0 of Crenshaw’s bills and resolutions in 2015 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Florida Delegation fewest bills along with 7 others out of 27 0
7 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years the fewest bills (tied w/ 31) out of 169 0
16 bills View All
House Republicans the fewest bills (tied w/ 53) out of 247 0
14 bills View All
Safe House Seats the fewest bills (tied w/ 76) out of 385 0
16 bills View All
All Representatives the fewest bills (tied w/ 93) out of 440 0
16 bills View All
 

Committee Positions

Crenshaw held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Crenshaw’s Profile »

compared to... rank lowest score ⇢ highest score
Florida Delegation 4th highest score (tied w/ 11) out of 27 0
5 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 29th lowest score (tied w/ 83) out of 169 0
11 points View All
House Republicans 48th highest score (tied w/ 104) out of 247 0
11 points View All
Safe House Seats 64th highest score (tied w/ 181) out of 385 0
11 points View All
All Representatives 69th highest score (tied w/ 202) out of 440 0
11 points View All
 

Laws Enacted

Crenshaw introduced 0 bills that became law in 2015. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Florida Delegation fewest bills along with 23 others out of 27 0
1 laws View All
Serving 10+ Years fewest bills along with 131 others out of 169 0
5 laws View All
House Republicans fewest bills along with 194 others out of 247 0
5 laws View All
Safe House Seats fewest bills along with 314 others out of 385 0
5 laws View All
All Representatives fewest bills along with 359 others out of 440 0
5 laws View All

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Crenshaw supported any of 28 government transparency bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Crenshaw 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

compared to... rank least supportive ⇢ most supportive
Florida Delegation least supportive along with 13 others out of 27 0
8 points View All
Serving 10+ Years least supportive along with 69 others out of 169 0
9 points View All
House Republicans least supportive along with 170 others out of 247 0
7 points View All
Safe House Seats least supportive along with 157 others out of 385 0
9 points View All
All Representatives least supportive along with 188 others out of 440 0
9 points View All

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.