Read our 2018 Report Card for Watson Coleman.
Watson Coleman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Watson Coleman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 3, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bonnie Watson Coleman sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- House Committee on Homeland Security
Watson Coleman was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6461: TSA National Deployment Force Act
- H.R. 2302 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the “Dr. John F. Nash, ...
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Watson Coleman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Taxation (22%) Health (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Emergency Management (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Watson Coleman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5131: Stop Padding Presidential Pockets Act
- H.R. 4970: End For-Profit Prisons Act of 2019
- H.Res. 587: Recognizing LGBTQ+ suicide as a public health problem and expressing support for the ...
- H.Res. 570: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Racial ...
- H.R. 4278: Federal Jobs Guarantee Development Act of 2019
- H.Res. 514: Committing to elevate the voices, leadership, and needs of communities that face systemic ...
- H.Con.Res. 53: Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for an event to commemorate the 400th ...
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2019, Watson Coleman missed 43 of 3,182 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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