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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).

Photo of Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]

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 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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).

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%) Water Resources Development (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Health (6%) Environmental Protection (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
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
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 S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
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.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: