Bass is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Bass sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Bass was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1591 (112th): Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans Act of 2011
- H.R. 3185 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 38 Spring Street in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Hugh Gregg Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3180 (107th): To consent to certain amendments to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Compact.
Does 3 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).
Bass sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bass’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6438 (112th): Member Pay Reduction and Responsibility Act of 2012
- H.R. 4017 (112th): Smart Energy Act
- H.R. 3342 (112th): Affordable Medicines Utilization Act of 2011
- H.R. 3293 (112th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of ...
- H.R. 3211 (112th): Humanitarian Device Reform Act of 2011
- H.R. 2253 (112th): To establish within the Department of Education the Innovation Inspiration school grant ...
- H.Res. 307 (112th): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a Committee ...
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. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: