Rep. Betty Sutton

Former Representative from Ohio’s 13th District, Democrat

Sutton, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district from 2007 to 2012.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sutton sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sutton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sutton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Commerce (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Jan 2013, Sutton missed 157 of 5,137 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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