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Rep. Andy Biggs

Representative for Arizona’s 5th District

pronounced AN-dee // bigz


Biggs is the representative for Arizona’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Biggs’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Biggs is among the Republican legislators who participated in President Trump’s months-long, multifarious attempted coup during the 2020 presidential election and culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Shortly after the election, Biggs joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) Biggs was also a part of a coordinated campaign by the Trump Administration to pressure the Vice President to exclude some Democratic states from the electoral count rather than follow the Constitution's procedure in which Congress may vote to exclude electors, and other extrajudicial strategies to suppress certified election results. Biggs urged the Arizona legislature to discard the result of the state’s election for president (although he accepted the result of his own re-election in the very same election). On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Biggs voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office. In the days after Jan. 6, Biggs requested from President Trump a pardon for crimes he may have committed in attempting to change the result of the election in Trump’s favor.
Photo of Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]

Analysis

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 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 from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 29, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Andy Biggs sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Biggs was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Biggs sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (25%) Law (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Immigration (11%) Taxation (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Biggs recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Biggs voted Nay

Biggs voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Biggs voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Biggs voted Nay

Biggs voted Nay

Biggs voted Nay

Passed 415/2 on Mar 4, 2020.

The federal government has enacted four main stimulus laws in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Here’s a brief rundown of what each of these legislative …

Biggs voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2022, Biggs missed 39 of 3,087 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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Primary Sources

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