Read our 2016 Report Card for Roe.
Our unique analysis of the bills Roe has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
David “Phil” Roe sits on the following committees:
- Chair, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
House Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Member, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
- Member, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
Roe was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 369: To eliminate the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6416 (114th): Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016
- H.R. 2814 (114th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Dannie A. Carr Veterans Outpatient Clinic.
- H.R. 2094 (113th): School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act
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).
Roe sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Roe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2723: To provide protections for workers with respect to their right to select or ...
- H.Res. 307: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to protecting freedom of ...
- H.R. 2285: School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act
- H.R. 2218: Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2017
- H.R. 2146: Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act of 2017
- H.R. 1956: Caring for the Families of our Wounded and Fallen Heroes Act
- H.R. 1848: Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017
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H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3361 (113th): USA FREEDOM Act
May 22, 2014. Passed 303/121.
H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 14, 2011. Passed 283/136.
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 ...
From Jan 2009 to May 2017, Roe missed 148 of 6,075 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 60 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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