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Rep. Chris Stewart

Representative for Utah’s 2nd District

pronounced kriss // STOO-ert


Stewart is the representative for Utah’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Stewart is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Stewart is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Stewart voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stewart 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Stewart has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 20, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Chris Stewart sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Stewart was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stewart sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (39%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Health (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Stewart recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Stewart voted Yea

Stewart voted Yea

Passed 276/149 on Oct 22, 2021.

Stewart voted Yea

Stewart voted Yea

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Stewart voted Nay

Passed 258/101 on Sep 26, 2016.

Stewart voted Nay

Passed 359/64 on Dec 2, 2015.

The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and …

Stewart voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Stewart voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Stewart voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to May 2022, Stewart missed 130 of 5,374 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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Primary Sources

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