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Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Missouri's 3rd District
Republican
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2021


These statistics cover Luetkemeyer’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Luetkemeyer’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got bicameral support on the most bills compared to Missouri Delegation

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 4 of Luetkemeyer’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 77: Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act ...; H.R. 3312: Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act ...; H.R. 4127: Mobile Mammography Promotion Act of ...; H.R. 4659: To require the appropriate Federal ...

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (63rd percentile); House Republicans (74th percentile); All Representatives (70th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Was most present in votes compared to Missouri Delegation

Luetkemeyer missed 1.2% of votes (15 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Luetkemeyer’s Profile »

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (17th percentile); All Representatives (25th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Wrote the 3rd fewest laws compared to Missouri Delegation (tied with 3 others)

Luetkemeyer introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 452: To designate the facility of ...

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (25th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (36th percentile); House Republicans (22nd percentile); All Representatives (34th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Ranked 11th most conservative compared to Serving 10+ Years

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Luetkemeyer’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (94th percentile); House Republicans (82nd percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 20th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years

Of the 228 bills that Luetkemeyer cosponsored, 11% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (10th percentile); House Republicans (36th percentile); All Representatives (20th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got their bills out of committee the 53rd most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 9 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Luetkemeyer introduced 8 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 452: To designate the facility of ...; H.R. 2246: Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act of ...; H.R. 2565: To require the use of ...; H.R. 2706: Financial Institution Customer Protection Act ...; H.R. 3312: Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act ...; H.R. 4296: To place requirements on operational ...; H.R. 4659: To require the appropriate Federal ...; H.R. 6743: Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (75th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (81st percentile); House Republicans (76th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 48th fewest bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 20 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 5 of Luetkemeyer’s 19 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Luetkemeyer caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (25th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (25th percentile); House Republicans (29th percentile); All Representatives (28th percentile).


 

Bills Introduced

Luetkemeyer introduced 19 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (50th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (49th percentile); House Republicans (53rd percentile); All Representatives (50th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

4 of Luetkemeyer’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 77: Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act ...; H.R. 2133: CLEARR Act of 2017; H.R. 3312: Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act ...; H.R. 4659: To require the appropriate Federal ...

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (50th percentile); House Republicans (62nd percentile); All Representatives (56th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Luetkemeyer held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Luetkemeyer’s Profile »

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (25th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Republicans (37th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Luetkemeyer cosponsored 228 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (34th percentile); House Republicans (60th percentile); All Representatives (36th percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Luetkemeyer’s bills and resolutions had 237 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (47th percentile); House Republicans (60th percentile); All Representatives (53rd percentile).


 

Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Luetkemeyer’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); House Republicans (56th percentile); All Representatives (65th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Luetkemeyer supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Luetkemeyer 1 point, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Luetkemeyer cosponsored H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...

Compare to all Missouri Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (19th percentile); House Republicans (21st percentile); All Representatives (19th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.