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Rep. Andy Biggs

Representative for Arizona’s 5th District

pronounced AN-dee // bigz

Biggs, a Republican, is the representative for Arizona’s 5th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Biggs is next up for reelection in 2018.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Biggs.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Biggs 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 Biggs has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% NumbersUSA: 100% FreedomWorks: 95% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 33% NIAC Action: D

Committee Membership

Andy Biggs sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Biggs 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 about one third or more 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

Biggs sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (33%) Crime and Law Enforcement (22%) Education (22%) Taxation (22%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Biggs’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 139: Rapid DNA Act of 2017
Jan 11, 2018. Passed 256/164.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
Nay H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Nay H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2017. Passed 369/42.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Feb 2018, Biggs missed 3 of 790 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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