Rep. Dan Benishek

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).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Dan Benishek sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Benishek sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Native Americans (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to May 2016, Benishek missed 52 of 3,781 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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