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Rep. David Rouzer’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from North Carolina's 7th District
Republican
Serving Jan 6, 2015 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Rouzer’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Rouzer’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got the fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to North Carolina Delegation

Rouzer’s bills and resolutions had 34 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); House Republicans (13th percentile); All Representatives (7th percentile).


 

Introduced the fewest bills compared to North Carolina Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Rouzer introduced 9 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (0th percentile); House Republicans (21st percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd fewest bills compared to North Carolina Delegation

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Rouzer’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 261: To authorize the Secretary of …; H.R. 2834: To revise the boundaries of …

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (8th percentile); House Republicans (42nd percentile); All Representatives (25th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Was 2nd most present in votes compared to North Carolina Delegation

Rouzer missed 1.8% of votes (17 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Rouzer’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (8th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Got their bills out of committee the 2nd least often compared to North Carolina Delegation (tied with 2 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Rouzer introduced 1 bill in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 261: To authorize the Secretary of …

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (8th percentile); House Republicans (29th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 43rd least often compared to House Republicans

Of the 247 bills that Rouzer cosponsored, 30% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (50th percentile); House Republicans (21st percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 53rd fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 21 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 3 of Rouzer’s 9 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Rouzer caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (17th percentile); House Republicans (20th percentile); All Representatives (12th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 104th least often compared to All Representatives (tied with 59 others)

2 of Rouzer’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 7690: To establish a payment program …; H.R. 7985: Emergency Assistance for Rural Water …

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (42nd percentile); House Republicans (44th percentile); All Representatives (24th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Rouzer introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 261: To authorize the Secretary of …

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (25th percentile); House Republicans (51st percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Committee Positions

Rouzer held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Rouzer’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (42nd percentile); House Republicans (44th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Rouzer cosponsored 247 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (58th percentile); House Republicans (64th percentile); All Representatives (32nd percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.