Rep. Dave Camp

Former Representative from Michigan’s 4th District, Republican

Camp, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district from 1993 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district (1991-1992).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Camp.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Camp sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Camp is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Camp was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Camp sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (31%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (25%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Social Welfare (8%) Families (6%) Water Resources Development (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Camp’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Nay H.R. 3672 (112th): Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012
Dec 16, 2011. Passed 351/67.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.Res. 784 (111th): Honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and ...
Oct 28, 2009. Passed 361/47.
Aye H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Yea H.R. 3920 (110th): Trade and Globalization Assistance Act of 2007
Oct 31, 2007. Passed 264/157.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2014, Camp missed 278 of 15,567 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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