Read our 2018 Report Card for Kuster.
Kuster 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Kuster has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ann Kuster sits on the following committees:
Kuster was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 468: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation Act
- H.R. 1545: VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017
- H.R. 6431 (114th): Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016
- H.R. 1092 (113th): To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center”.
Does 4 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).
Kuster sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (31%) Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Education (10%) Commerce (8%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (4%)
Some of Kuster’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4910: Protecting Our Conserved Lands Act of 2019
- H.R. 4460: Turn the Tide Act
- H.J.Res. 74: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 4141: Humane Correctional Health Care Act
- H.R. 3496: Community Re-Entry through Addiction Treatment to Enhance Opportunities Act
- H.R. 3334: Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act of 2019
- H.R. 2922: Respond NOW Act
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2019, Kuster missed 79 of 4,363 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with 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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