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Rep. Ann Kuster’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from New Hampshire's 2nd District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Kuster’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 Kuster’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.

 

Cosponsored the 23rd most bills compared to All Representatives

Kuster cosponsored 853 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 House Democrats (91st percentile); All Representatives (95th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 26th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 7 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 11 of Kuster’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. 468: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation ...; H.R. 986: Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions ...; H.R. 3496: CREATE Opportunities Act; H.R. 4141: Humane Correctional Health Care Act; H.R. 4460: Turn the Tide Act; H.R. 5514: Community Energy Savings Program Act ...; H.R. 5515: Stop Taxing Our Potential Act ...; H.R. 6209: RUSH Act of 2020; H.R. 6980: National Guard COVID–19 Response Stability ...; H.R. 8671: CREATE Act of 2020; H.J.Res. 74: Providing for congressional disapproval under ...

Compare to all House Democrats (87th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).

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


 

Ranked 37th 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 Kuster’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all House Democrats (84th percentile); All Representatives (46th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 49th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 4 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 20 of Kuster’s 33 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Kuster caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all House Democrats (82nd percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).

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


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 52nd 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 853 bills that Kuster cosponsored, 13% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (43rd percentile).

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


 

Got influential cosponsors the 80th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 12 others)

7 of Kuster’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. 986: Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions ...; H.R. 1618: Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon ...; H.R. 2350: Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal ...; H.R. 2922: Respond NOW Act; H.R. 4141: Humane Correctional Health Care Act; H.R. 6447: Northern Border Regional Commission Financial ...; H.R. 6980: National Guard COVID–19 Response Stability ...

Compare to all House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Ranked the 92nd top leader compared to All Representatives

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 Kuster’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Introduced the 97th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 3 others)

Kuster introduced 33 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (77th percentile).


 

Got the 107th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Kuster’s bills and resolutions had 574 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 House Democrats (59th percentile); All Representatives (75th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Kuster 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. 468: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation ...

Compare to all 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.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Kuster introduced 4 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 468: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation ...; H.R. 631: For the relief of Arpita ...; H.R. 986: Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions ...; H.R. 1618: Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon ...

Compare to all House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Kuster 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 Kuster’s Profile »

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


 

Missed Votes

Kuster missed 2.0% of votes (19 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Kuster’s Profile »

Compare to all All Representatives (47th 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.