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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s 2020 Report Card

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


These statistics cover Kirkpatrick’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 Kirkpatrick’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.

 

Introduced the fewest bills compared to Arizona Delegation

Kirkpatrick introduced 7 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (3rd percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 2nd least often compared to Arizona Delegation

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Kirkpatrick introduced 1 bill in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 670: Udall Park Land Exchange Completion ...

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (11th percentile); House Democrats (4th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 2nd fewest bills compared to Arizona Delegation (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 7 of Kirkpatrick’s 7 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Kirkpatrick caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (11th percentile); House Democrats (19th percentile); All Representatives (35th percentile).

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


 

Wrote the 2nd fewest laws compared to Arizona Delegation (tied with 2 others)

Kirkpatrick 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. 670: Udall Park Land Exchange Completion ...

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (11th 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.


 

Was 31st most absent in votes compared to All Representatives

Kirkpatrick missed 11.3% of votes (108 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Kirkpatrick’s Profile »

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (89th percentile); All Representatives (93rd 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 the 48th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to House Democrats

Kirkpatrick’s bills and resolutions had 215 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 Arizona Delegation (22nd percentile); House Democrats (20th percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 49th 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 412 bills that Kirkpatrick cosponsored, 13% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (22nd percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); All Representatives (44th percentile).

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


 

Powerful Cosponsors

4 of Kirkpatrick’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.R. 668: American Dream Employment Act of ...; H.R. 3043: Permanently Authorizing PILT Act; H.R. 4246: To amend the Commodity Exchange ...; H.R. 5559: January 8th National Memorial Act

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (44th percentile); House Democrats (28th percentile); All Representatives (50th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 1 of Kirkpatrick’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. 670: Udall Park Land Exchange Completion ...

Compare to all Arizona Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (5th percentile); All Representatives (9th percentile).

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


 

Committee Positions

Kirkpatrick 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 Kirkpatrick’s Profile »

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


 

Bills Cosponsored

Kirkpatrick cosponsored 412 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 Arizona Delegation (56th percentile); House Democrats (26th percentile); All Representatives (58th 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.