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Rep. Bob Etheridge

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 2nd District

Etheridge was the representative for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2010.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Etheridge is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Etheridge sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full 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 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).

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%) Taxation (5%) Science, Technology, Communications (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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: