Read our 2018 Report Card for Wenstrup.
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 Oct 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Brad Wenstrup sits on the following committees:
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support
- Member, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation
- House Committee on Ways and Means
Wenstrup was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1658: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay of podiatrists of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- H.R. 1058: VA Provider Equity Act
- H.R. 2257: Guard and Reservists Education Improvement Act
- H.R. 1367 (115th): To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other ...
- H.R. 6114 (114th): Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016
- H.R. 475 (114th): GI Bill Processing Improvement Act of 2015
Does 6 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).
Wenstrup sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Wenstrup’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3700: To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit smoking on the premises ...
- H.R. 3017: Family First Transition Assistance Act of 2019
- H.R. 2045: To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department the ...
- H.R. 1805: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 1658: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay ...
- H.R. 1413: WORK Act
- H.R. 6661: Charitable Equity for Veterans Act of 2018
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2019, Wenstrup missed 76 of 4,294 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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