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Rep. Bob Riley

Former Representative from Alabama’s 3rd District, Republican

Riley, a Republican, was the representative for Alabama's 3rd congressional district from 1997 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Bob Riley [R-AL3, 1997-2002]


Our unique analysis of the bills Riley 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Riley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Riley was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Riley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Labor and Employment (16%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Education (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Riley missed 398 of 3,397 roll call votes, which is 11.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: