Pressley 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Pressley has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Ayanna Pressley sits on the following committees:
Pressley 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).
Pressley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (23%) Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Education (12%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Labor and Employment (4%) Taxation (4%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Pressley recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8478: Credit Reporting Accuracy After a Legal Name Change Act of 2022
- H.R. 7894: Affordability is Access Act
- H.R. 7482: TREAT Long COVID Act
- H.R. 6696: HELP Act of 2022
- H.R. 6234: FIX Clemency Act
- H.Res. 845: Removing a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
- H.R. 5703: Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2022, Pressley missed 21 of 1,820 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than 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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