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Rep. Brad Wenstrup

Representative for Ohio’s 2nd District

pronounced brad // WEN-strup

Wenstrup is the representative for Ohio’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Wenstrup is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Wenstrup.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wenstrup 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 Wenstrup has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 24, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Brad Wenstrup sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Wenstrup was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were 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 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

Wenstrup sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (70%) Health (15%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wenstrup voted Nay

Passed 297/124 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6729 instructs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a mechanism for non-profit organizations to qualify for safe harbor when sharing specific information with ...

Wenstrup voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Wenstrup voted Nay

Passed 359/65 on Dec 3, 2015.

H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the ...

Wenstrup voted No

Passed 218/213 on Jul 8, 2015.

The Student Success Act is an education reform bill that would shift responsibility for student assessment and school accountability to states by reducing or eliminating ...

Wenstrup 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. ...

Wenstrup 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 ...

Wenstrup voted Nay

Wenstrup voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Wenstrup voted Aye

Wenstrup voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to May 2019, Wenstrup missed 75 of 3,970 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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