Rep. Bobby Bright

Former Representative from Alabama’s 2nd District, Democrat

Bright, a Democrat, was the representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Bobby Bright [D-AL2, 2009-2010]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bright 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). Bright is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bright 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

Bright sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (75%) Crime and Law Enforcement (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bright’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
No H.Res. 1137 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2847) making appropriations for the Departments ...
Mar 4, 2010. Passed 212/209.
Nay H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Jun 19, 2009. Passed 232/178.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2010, Bright missed 64 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with 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

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