Read our 2018 Report Card for Westerman.
Westerman 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 Westerman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bruce Westerman sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Westerman was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5923 (115th): Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act
- H.R. 3931 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 620 Central Avenue Suite 1A in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, as the “Chief Petty ...
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).
Westerman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (28%) Health (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)
Some of Westerman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 653: Calling on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to recognize the ...
- H.R. 2607: Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019
- H.R. 2200: Keeping Our Promises Act
- H.R. 2201: To modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to ...
- H.R. 1951: To amend title 18, United States Code, to authorize a court to reduce ...
- H.R. 1949: To authorize the court to depart from a statutory minimum in the case ...
- H.R. 1950: Sara’s Law
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2019, Westerman missed 23 of 3,217 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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