Vote — Feb 10, 2016 5:33 p.m.
Representative from Michigan’s 1st District, Republican
Benishek, a Republican, has been the representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).
Our unique analysis of the bills Benishek has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Benishek is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Dan Benishek sits on the following committees:
Benishek sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (31%) Native Americans (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Health (5%)
Some of Benishek’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2011 to Feb 2016, Benishek missed 49 of 3,577 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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