Read our 2018 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 Sep 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Austin Scott sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Agriculture
House Committee on Armed Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Readiness
Scott was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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 (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Energy (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- 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
- H.R. 877: Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act
- H.R. 7200: Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program Extension Act of 2018
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2019, Scott missed 95 of 5,875 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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