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Rep. Andy Levin’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Michigan's 9th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2019 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Levin’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

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 Levin’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.

 

Held the 2nd most committee positions compared to House Freshmen

Levin held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, 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 Levin’s Profile »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (93rd percentile); House Freshmen (98th percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Got the 4th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Freshmen

Levin’s bills and resolutions had 671 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. 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 »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (79th percentile); House Freshmen (96th percentile); House Democrats (68th percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Ranked the 4th top leader compared to House Freshmen

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Levin’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (79th percentile); House Freshmen (96th percentile); House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Ranked 8th most politically left compared to House Freshmen

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Levin’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (7th percentile); House Freshmen (7th percentile); House Democrats (18th percentile); All Representatives (10th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 9th least often compared to House Freshmen

Of the 507 bills that Levin cosponsored, 6% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (17th percentile); House Freshmen (8th percentile); House Democrats (21st percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).

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


 

Got bicameral support on the 11th most bills compared to House Freshmen

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 8 of Levin’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.Res. 318: Expressing support for the designation …; H.Res. 914: Expressing support for the designation …; H.Res. 1121: Urging the Government of Burma …; H.R. 1244: Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers …; H.R. 3933: America’s College Promise Act of …; H.R. 4212: America’s College Promise Act of …; H.R. 7486: Library Stabilization Fund Act of …; H.Con.Res. 23: Expressing the sense of Congress …

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (86th percentile); House Freshmen (89th percentile); House Democrats (73rd percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).

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


 

Introduced the 16th most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 3 others)

Levin introduced 30 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (79th percentile); House Freshmen (80th percentile); House Democrats (56th percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Was 21st most present in votes compared to All Representatives (tied with 12 others)

Levin missed 0.2% of votes (2 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Levin’s Profile »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (21st percentile); House Freshmen (10th percentile); All Representatives (5th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Got their bills out of committee the 59th least often compared to House Democrats (tied with 31 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Levin introduced 3 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.Res. 1121: Urging the Government of Burma …; H.R. 2327: Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act; H.R. 8107: VA Emergency Department Safety Planning …

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (43rd percentile); House Freshmen (52nd percentile); House Democrats (24th percentile); All Representatives (47th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Levin introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 8107: VA Emergency Department Safety Planning …

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (29th percentile); House Freshmen (41st percentile); House Democrats (25th percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Powerful Cosponsors

4 of Levin’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress 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.

Those bills were: H.Res. 1121: Urging the Government of Burma …; H.R. 5770: EV Freedom Act; H.R. 6871: Coronavirus Containment Corps Act; H.R. 8744: Rohingya Genocide Determination Act of …

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (57th percentile); House Freshmen (58th percentile); House Democrats (28th percentile); All Representatives (50th percentile).


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 14 of Levin’s 30 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Levin caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (67th percentile); House Freshmen (71st percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Bills Cosponsored

Levin cosponsored 507 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (64th percentile); House Freshmen (72nd percentile); House Democrats (50th percentile); All Representatives (72nd percentile).


Additional Notes

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.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

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 the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.