Read our 2019 Report Card for Cassidy.
Cassidy is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Cassidy has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bill Cassidy sits on the following committees:
Cassidy was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3282: Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2020
- S. 3224: VA Research Approval Efficiency Act of 2020
- S. 3210: Improving Mental Health Care for Veterans Act of 2020
- S. 3195: Promoting Coordination for Veteran Suicide Prevention Act of 2020
- S. 863: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay of podiatrists of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- S. 3444 (115th): A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as the “Douglas Fournet Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”.
- S. 2652 (115th): Stephen Michael Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Act
Does 15 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).
Cassidy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (37%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Energy (12%) Taxation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Education (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Cassidy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4859: Connected MOM Act
- S.Res. 765: A resolution calling on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to ...
- S.Res. 738: A resolution recognizing suicide as a serious public health problem and expressing support ...
- S. 4705: Maternal Immunization Coverage Act
- S. 4458: Suppress COVID-19 Act of 2020
- S.Res. 666: A resolution honoring the faithful and unwavering service of Civil Air Transport and ...
- S. 4381: Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act
From Jan 2015 to Nov 2020, Cassidy missed 58 of 1,767 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators 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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