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Rep. Brad Ashford

Former Representative for Nebraska’s 2nd District

Ashford was the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2015 to 2016.

Photo of Rep. Brad Ashford [D-NE2, 2015-2016]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Ashford.

Enacted Legislation

Ashford was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ashford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ashford voted Yea

Failed 263/146 on Nov 16, 2015.

Ashford voted Aye

Ashford voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Ashford voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for ...

Ashford voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2016, Ashford missed 14 of 1,325 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. 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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Primary Sources

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