Read our 2014 Report Card for Maffei.
Maffei is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Maffei sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Maffei was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 5502 (111th): To amend the effective date of the gift card provisions of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009.
Does 1 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).
Maffei sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (57%) Labor and Employment (14%) Environmental Protection (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Maffei recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5627 (113th): PRINT Act
- H.R. 5177 (113th): Members Play By the Same Rules Act of 2014
- H.R. 4884 (113th): For the relief of Zenon Kolenda and Orysya Bilyanska Kolenda.
- H.R. 4408 (113th): Lawrence J. Hackett Jr. Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Fairness Act
- H.R. 4335 (113th): Veteran Families Fairness Act
- H.R. 4204 (113th): JOB Tax Credit Act
- H.R. 3793 (113th): Military Retirement Restoration Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2014, Maffei missed 42 of 2,859 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills