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Rep. Dave Camp

Former Representative for Michigan’s 4th District

Camp was the representative for Michigan’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1991 to 1992.

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

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Camp.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Camp 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Camp sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Camp was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 18 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).

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%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Health (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Families (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Camp voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Camp voted Aye

Camp voted Aye

Camp voted Nay

Camp voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Camp voted Nay

Passed 338/52 on May 18, 2009.

The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, or FERA, Pub.L. 111–21, S. 386, 123 Stat. 1617, enacted May 20, 2009, is a public law ...

Camp voted No

Camp voted Yea

Passed 275/149 on Mar 31, 2009.

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act or Serve America Act (H.R. 1388, Public Law 111-13) was introduced in the United States House of Representatives ...

Camp voted Aye

Camp voted Yea

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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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