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Rep. Angie Craig’s 2019 Report Card

Representative from Minnesota's 2nd District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2019 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Craig’s record during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019) and compare her to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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 Craig’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.

 

Got bicameral support on the most bills compared to Minnesota Delegation

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 4 of Craig’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. 4010: Emergency Access to Insulin Act ...; H.R. 4250: To amend the Commodity Exchange ...; H.R. 4826: 21st Century Workforce Partnerships Act; H.R. 5389: Payment Integrity Information Act of ...

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (88th percentile); House Freshmen (86th percentile); House Democrats (67th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).

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


 

Got their bills out of committee the most often compared to Minnesota Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Craig introduced 3 bills in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1331: Local Water Protection Act; H.R. 1425: State Health Care Premium Reduction ...; H.R. 3779: Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act ...

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (75th percentile); House Freshmen (71st percentile); House Democrats (48th percentile); All Representatives (66th percentile).


 

Introduced the 2nd most bills compared to Minnesota Delegation

Craig introduced 13 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (75th percentile); House Freshmen (67th percentile); House Democrats (33rd percentile); All Representatives (51st percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 15th most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 8 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 8 of Craig’s 13 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Craig caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (62nd percentile); House Freshmen (75th percentile); House Democrats (45th percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the 21st most bills compared to House Freshmen

Craig cosponsored 339 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 Minnesota Delegation (62nd percentile); House Freshmen (77th percentile); House Democrats (54th percentile); All Representatives (74th percentile).


 

Ranked 30th most right (~conservative) compared to House Democrats

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 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Craig’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (25th percentile); House Freshmen (42nd percentile); House Democrats (87th percentile); All Representatives (47th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 41st most often compared to House Democrats

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 339 bills that Craig cosponsored, 14% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (25th percentile); House Freshmen (40th percentile); House Democrats (83rd percentile); All Representatives (45th percentile).

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


 

Ranked the 52nd bottom/follower compared to House Democrats

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 2019 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Craig’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (50th percentile); House Freshmen (62nd percentile); House Democrats (22nd percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Got the 59th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to House Democrats

Craig’s bills and resolutions had 118 cosponsors in 2019. 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 Minnesota Delegation (50th percentile); House Freshmen (67th percentile); House Democrats (25th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 51st least often compared to House Democrats (tied with 48 others)

2 of Craig’s bills and resolutions in 2019 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.R. 1425: State Health Care Premium Reduction ...; H.R. 3779: Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act ...

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (50th percentile); House Freshmen (51st percentile); House Democrats (21st percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Craig introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2019. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th 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.


 

Committee Positions

Craig held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Craig’s Profile »

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Craig missed 0.0% of votes (0 of 701 votes) in 2019. View Craig’s Profile »

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

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.


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.

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 2019) 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.