Rep. Bob Etheridge

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 2nd District, Democrat

Etheridge, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2010.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Etheridge is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Etheridge sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (37%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Law (11%) Emergency Management (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Agriculture and Food (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Etheridge missed 103 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 33 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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