Read our 2019 Report Card for Heck.
Heck 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 Heck has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Denny Heck sits on the following committees:
Heck was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1526: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office”.
- H.R. 3906: Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2018
- H.R. 2270 (114th): Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act
- H.R. 2167 (113th): Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013
Does 4 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).
Heck sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (18%) International Affairs (15%) Native Americans (12%) Animals (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Taxation (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)
Some of Heck’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5599: Fulfilling the Promise of the Housing Trust Fund Act
- H.R. 5319: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2019
- H.R. 4592: International Insurance Standards Act of 2019
- H.R. 4351: Yes In My Backyard Act
- H.R. 4266: Clean Water Through Green Infrastructure Act
- H.R. 4029: Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act
- H.R. 3664: ADVANCE Act of 2019
From Jan 2013 to Jan 2020, Heck missed 57 of 4,467 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. 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.
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