Read our 2019 Report Card for Scott.
Scott 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 Scott has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Austin Scott sits on the following committees:
Scott was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 877: Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act
- H.R. 4910: Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act
Does 2 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).
Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Science, Technology, Communications (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Energy (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4535: Commodity Futures Trading Commission Research and Development Modernization Act
- H.R. 4496: Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program Extension Act of 2019
- H.R. 3072: To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide a guarantee of residency ...
- H.R. 2655: Purple Heart Freedom to Work Act
- H.R. 2656: ABLE Accounts for Veterans Act of 2019
- H.R. 1673: Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2019
- H.R. 1024: Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to Mar 2020, Scott missed 98 of 6,148 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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