Our unique analysis of the bills Bilbray sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bilbray is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bilbray was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5334 (112th): To amend chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expedite the development and review of breakthrough therapies.
- H.R. 3311 (112th): America’s Cup Act of 2011
- H.R. 3270 (112th): America’s Cup Act of 2011
- H.R. 999 (106th): Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000
- H.R. 15 (106th): Otay Mountain Wilderness Act of 1999
- H.R. 8 (105th): Border Smog Reduction Act of 1998
- H.R. 1787 (104th): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to repeal the saccharin notice requirement.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Bilbray sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (28%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (25%) Taxation (14%) Energy (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Sports and Recreation (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)
Some of Bilbray’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6502 (112th): Life-Threatening Diseases Compassion through Combination Therapy Act of 2012
- H.R. 6503 (112th): Clean Fuels Innovation Act of 2012
- H.R. 6288 (112th): Patient Choice Act of 2012
- H.Res. 705 (112th): Expressing support for the designation of a “Buy American Week”.
- H.R. 5716 (112th): Melanoma Research Act of 2012
- H.R. 5554 (112th): To reduce temporarily the duty on golf club putter heads.
- H.R. 5552 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on fairway wood heads.
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From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, Bilbray missed 387 of 9,165 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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