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Rep. Barbara-Rose Collins

Former Representative for Michigan’s 15th District

Collins was the representative for Michigan’s 15th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1993 to 1996.

She was previously the representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 1991 to 1992.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

On Jan. 2, 1997, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Rose-Collins for misuse of official resources, campaign resources, and scholarship funds. On Sept. 12, 1996 11-count statement of alleged violation was adopted, but the subcommittee recommended that no further action be taken due to pending loss of jurisdiction since Rose-Collins was defeated in the August primary.

Aug. 6, 1996 Defeated in the primary.
Jan. 2, 1997 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct preliminary inquiry voted (Dec. 5, 1995); 11-count statement of alleged violation adopted (Sept. 12, 1996); Subcommittee recommended that no further action be taken due to pending loss of jurisdiction on Oct. 25, 1996; committee took no further action and filed report
Photo of Rep. Barbara-Rose Collins [D-MI15, 1993-1996]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Collins is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Collins sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Collins was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Collins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (20%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Education (12%) Health (8%) Families (8%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Collins missed 389 of 3,393 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: