Rep. Chip Cravaack

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 8th District, Republican

Cravaack, a Republican, was the representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district from 2011 to 2012.

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Analysis

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

Enacted Legislation

Cravaack 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

Cravaack sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (71%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cravaack’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 6655 (112th): Protect our Kids Act of 2012
Dec 19, 2012. Passed 330/77.
Aye 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.
Nay H.R. 6018 (112th): Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2013
Jul 17, 2012. Passed 333/61.
Yea H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
No 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 S. 627 (112th): Faster FOIA Act of 2011
Jul 29, 2011. Passed 218/210.
No 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 2011 to Jan 2013, Cravaack missed 16 of 1,606 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better 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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Primary Sources

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