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Rep. Cliff Bentz

Representative for Oregon’s 2nd District

pronounced kliff // bents


Bentz is the representative for Oregon’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Bentz is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Bentz 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, Bentz 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. Cliff Bentz [R-OR2]

Committee Membership

Cliff Bentz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bentz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (100%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Bentz recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Bentz voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Bentz voted Yea

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Bentz voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Bentz voted Yea

Passed 307/112 on Jun 28, 2021.

Bentz voted Yea

Passed 315/101 on May 14, 2021.

Bentz voted Yea

Bentz voted Yea

Passed 247/174 on Mar 18, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to May 2022, Bentz missed 1 of 656 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than 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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