He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2018, Rep. Schweikert was accused of using or authorizing impermissable expenditures from his Members’ Representational Allowance and receiving improper campaign contributions. In June 2018, the House Committee on Ethics established an Investigative Subcommittee (ISC). In December of 2018, the ISC expanded its investigation to include more instances of improper uses of funds and to add alleged failure to make financial disclosures In April of 2019, the Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics report on Schweikert which states that "there is substantial reason to believe" the allegations are true. In May 2019, the Committee reauthorized an Investigative subcommittee for the 116th Congress.
|Jun. 28, 2018||House Committee on Ethics established an Investigative Subcommittee.|
|Dec. 20, 2018||House Committee on Ethics Investigative Subcommittee expanded the inquiry into more instances of improper uses of funds and to add allegations of failure to provide financial disclosures.|
|Apr. 17, 2019||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics report as required when the Investigative Subcommittee has not completed its work one year after its establishment.|
|May. 3, 2019||House Committee on Ethics reauthorized for the Investigative Subcommittee for the 116th Congress.|
Read our 2019 Report Card for Schweikert.
Schweikert 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 Schweikert has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Schweikert sits on the following committees:
Schweikert was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1070 (112th): Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011
- H.R. 2167 (112th): Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act
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).
Schweikert sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Taxation (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Health (11%) International Affairs (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Schweikert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5083: Debt Ceiling Alternative Act
- H.R. 4911: CONNECT Act
- H.R. 3587: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the effective date ...
- H.R. 2789: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a health insurance Federal ...
- H.R. 1469: Improving Transparency in TANF through Data Act
- H.R. 1284: Crowd Sourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2019
- H.R. 7003: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a health insurance Federal ...
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2020, Schweikert missed 68 of 6,068 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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