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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.

Photo of Rep. Bob Etheridge [D-NC2, 1997-2010]


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)

Enacted Legislation

Etheridge was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Etheridge’s Vote Vote Description
No H.Res. 1766 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the ...
Dec 16, 2010. Passed 214/201.
Not Voting S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.R. 976 (110th): Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007
Sep 25, 2007. Passed 265/159.
Nay H.R. 3162 (110th): Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007
Aug 1, 2007. Passed 225/204.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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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