Rep. Austin Scott

Representative from Georgia’s 8th District, Republican

Scott, a Republican, has been the representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Scott has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Scott for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Austin Scott sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Law (16%) Taxation (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%)

Recent Bills

Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Scott missed 66 of 4,076 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 34 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: