Rep. Dan Newhouse

Representative from Washington’s 4th District, Republican

Newhouse, a Republican, is the representative for Washington's 4th congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Newhouse.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Committee Membership

Dan Newhouse sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Newhouse sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (50%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Water Resources Development (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Newhouse’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed 342/85.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to May 2017, Newhouse missed 64 of 1,607 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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