Read our 2018 Report Card for Scott.
Scott 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 Scott has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 17, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Scott sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Agriculture
House Committee on Financial Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
- Member, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets
Scott was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4747 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the “Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2620 (114th): To amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to exclude certain cotton futures contracts from coverage under such Act.
- H.R. 2356 (110th): To amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on Father’s Day.
- H.R. 3703 (110th): To amend section 5112(p)(1)(A) of title 31, United States Code, to allow an exception from the $1 coin dispensing capability requirement for certain vending machines.
- H.R. 3029 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 255 North Main Street in Jonesboro, Georgia, as the “S. Truett Cathy Post Office Building”.
Does 5 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).
Scott sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (33%) Finance and Financial Sector (26%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Scott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4257: To require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to establish an Office of Minority ...
- H.R. 4067: Financial Inclusion in Banking Act of 2019
- H.Res. 488: Supporting the designation of July 2019 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month.
- H.R. 3146: Fair Flood Insurance Act of 2019
- H.R. 2518: MAKERS Act
- H.R. 2391: Improving Rural Access to Power Act of 2019
- H.R. 1988: Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019
From Jan 2003 to Sep 2019, Scott missed 355 of 11,846 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% 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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