Byrne was the representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2014 to 2020.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Byrne.
Byrne is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Byrne sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Byrne was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6418 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 509 Fairhope Avenue in Fairhope, Alabama, as the “William ‘Jack’ Jackson Edwards III Post Office ...
- H.J.Res. 83 (115th): Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury ...
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).
Byrne sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Labor and Employment (18%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Education (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Native Americans (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%) Taxation (9%)
Some of Byrne’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8684 (116th): Alabama Underwater Forest National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act
- H.R. 8100 (116th): School Choice Now Act
- H.R. 6418 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 5769 (116th): SHAM Act
- H.Res. 784 (116th): Condemning and censuring Nancy D’Alessandro Pelosi, Representative of California’s 12th Congressional District.
- H.R. 5538 (116th): Mandatory Spending Control and Accountability Act
- H.R. 5033 (116th): Full Choice for Veterans Act
From Jan 2014 to Dec 2020, Byrne missed 228 of 4,050 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. 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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