Read our 2018 Report Card for Loebsack.
Loebsack is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Loebsack has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Loebsack sits on the following committees:
Loebsack was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4607 (111th): Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act of 2010
- H.R. 6587 (110th): Midwestern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008
Does 2 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).
Loebsack sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Loebsack’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 692: Expressing support for the designation of the week beginning on November 11, 2019, ...
- H.R. 4229: Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act
- H.R. 3762: DOC Access Act of 2019
- H.R. 3322: Renew America’s Schools Act of 2019
- H.R. 3278: Connect America Act of 2019
- H.R. 3235: Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019
- H.R. 3091: National Flood Research and Education Center Act
From Jan 2007 to Nov 2019, Loebsack missed 207 of 9,500 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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