Read our 2018 Report Card for Dingell.
Dingell 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 Dingell has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Debbie Dingell sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Dingell was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3253: Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act of 2019
- H.R. 5765 (114th): Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2016
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).
Dingell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Dingell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4923: Rehab and Ahmed Amer Foster Care Improvement Act of 2019
- H.R. 4831: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2019
- H.R. 4354: Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving Act
- H.R. 4313: E-SERVICE Act
- H.R. 4149: REGION Act
- H.R. 3780: Protecting Patients and Doctors from Unlawful Robocalls Act of 2019
- H.R. 3742: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2019, Dingell missed 84 of 3,217 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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