McCollum 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 McCollum has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Betty McCollum sits on the following committees:
McCollum was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4432: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2022
- H.R. 733 (116th): Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act
- H.R. 7612 (116th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021
- H.R. 3052 (116th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 6856 (115th): PEPFAR and Protections for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Act of 2018
- H.R. 6185 (115th): Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act
- H.R. 2751 (114th): Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act
Does 8 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).
McCollum sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (26%) Health (16%) Native Americans (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Sports and Recreation (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
McCollum recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7587: Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act of 2022
- H.Res. 949: Expressing the profound sorrow of the House of Representatives on the death of …
- H.R. 6063: To provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land …
- H.Res. 751: Condemning the repressive designation by the Government of Israel of six prominent Palestinian …
- H.R. 5567: Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act of 2021
- H.Res. 650: Honoring the Minnesotans competing for Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympic …
- H.Res. 625: Honoring the Minnesotans competing for Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2001 to May 2022, McCollum missed 298 of 13,942 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with 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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