Rep. Charles “Charlie” Bass

Former Representative from New Hampshire’s 2nd District, Republican

Bass, a Republican, was the representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district from 2011 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district (1995-2006).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bass 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). Bass is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bass was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bass sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (33%) Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Energy (33%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bass’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Yea H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Yea H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
No H.R. 4970 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
May 16, 2012. Passed 222/205.
No H.R. 4348 (112th): MAP-21
Apr 18, 2012. Passed 293/127.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) is a funding and authorization bill to govern United States federal surface transportation spending. It was passed by Congress on June 29, 2012, and President Barack Obama signed it on July 6. The vote ...
Aye S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
No H.R. 1938 (112th): North American-Made Energy Security Act
Jul 26, 2011. Passed 279/147.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, Bass missed 131 of 8,778 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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