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Rep. Angie Craig’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Minnesota's 2nd District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2019 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Craig’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare her 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 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.

 

Wrote the most laws compared to Minnesota Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Craig introduced 3 bills 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. 3779: Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act …; H.R. 5389: Payment Integrity Information Act of …; H.R. 7437: To extend the authority for …

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (75th percentile); House Freshmen (81st percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (84th 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.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 7th most often compared to House Freshmen (tied with 6 others)

6 of Craig’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. 392: Recognizing “National Public Works Week”.; H.Res. 969: Recognizing “National Public Works Week”.; H.R. 1425: Patient Protection and Affordable Care …; H.R. 3779: Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act …; H.R. 7241: P4 Act; H.R. 8211: 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer …

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (50th percentile); House Freshmen (86th percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 14th most often compared to House Freshmen (tied with 4 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Craig introduced 6 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1331: Local Water Protection Act; H.R. 1425: Patient Protection and Affordable Care …; H.R. 3779: Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act …; H.R. 5389: Payment Integrity Information Act of …; H.R. 7437: To extend the authority for …; H.R. 8211: 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer …

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (75th percentile); House Freshmen (81st percentile); House Democrats (66th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Ranked the 20th 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 Craig’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (62nd percentile); House Freshmen (79th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (61st percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 22nd most bills compared to House Freshmen

Craig cosponsored 546 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 (50th percentile); House Freshmen (77th percentile); House Democrats (55th percentile); All Representatives (75th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 20th most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 4 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 15 of Craig’s 27 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Craig caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (62nd percentile); House Freshmen (75th percentile); House Democrats (60th percentile); All Representatives (73rd percentile).

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


 

Got the 23rd most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Freshmen

Craig’s bills and resolutions had 351 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 Minnesota Delegation (50th percentile); House Freshmen (76th percentile); House Democrats (37th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

Ranked 31st most politically right 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 the 116th Congress 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 39th 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 546 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 (39th percentile); House Democrats (84th percentile); All Representatives (46th 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 43rd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 16 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 9 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 …; H.R. 5691: Insulin Affordability Data Collection Act; H.R. 7241: P4 Act; H.R. 7437: To extend the authority for …; H.R. 7957: High School Student Unemployment Eligibility …; H.R. 7958: Suppress COVID–19 Act of 2020

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (75th percentile); House Freshmen (90th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).

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


 

Bills Introduced

Craig introduced 27 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Minnesota Delegation (50th percentile); House Freshmen (68th percentile); House Democrats (45th percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).


 

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 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Craig’s Profile »

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


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.