Ashford was the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2015 to 2016.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Ashford.
Ashford was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5099 (114th): Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act of 2016
- H.R. 4975 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. …
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).
Ashford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (100%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Ashford recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5993 (114th): CAN Act
- H.R. 5355 (114th): VOLT Act of 2016
- H.R. 5099 (114th): Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act of …
- H.R. 5022 (114th): HIRED Act
- H.R. 4975 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.J.Res. 83 (114th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
- H.Con.Res. 116 (114th): Condemning North Korea’s February 6, 2016, long-range rocket launch and North Korea’s …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills