Rehberg was the representative for Montana’s at-large district and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2012.
Rehberg is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Rehberg sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Rehberg was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4606 (112th): To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3070 (112th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
- H.R. 6166 (111th): American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010
- H.R. 3563 (111th): Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2009
- H.R. 845 (111th): Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2009
- H.R. 2977 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 2nd Avenue in Brockway, Montana, as the “Paul Kasten Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3282 (107th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 400 North Main Street in Butte, Montana, as the “Mike Mansfield Federal Building and United States ...
Does 8 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).
Rehberg sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Native Americans (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Taxation (11%) Commerce (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Health (8%)
Some of Rehberg’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6347 (112th): To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require 20-year Congressional ...
- H.R. 6346 (112th): To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide a ...
- H.R. 4606 (112th): To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in ...
- H.Res. 578 (112th): Supporting the goals and ideals of National Right to Keep and Bear ...
- H.R. 3904 (112th): Keep America’s Promises Act
- H.R. 3537 (112th): North American Energy Security Act
- H.R. 3500 (112th): To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest ...
From Jan 2001 to Jan 2013, Rehberg missed 36 of 8,568 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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