Kilmer 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Kilmer has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Derek Kilmer sits on the following committees:
Kilmer was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4034 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 602 Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, Washington, as the “John Henry Turpin Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3277 (116th): To improve the leasing projects of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 975 (116th): Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 3374 (113th): American Savings Promotion Act
- H.R. 4751 (113th): To make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other purposes.
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).
Kilmer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (22%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Education (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Native Americans (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Commerce (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Kilmer recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Con.Res. 116: Establishing the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking to review, analyze, and make recommendations to …
- H.R. 8967: Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act of 2022
- H.R. 8827: Staff Salary Schedule Improvement Act
- H.Res. 1331: Moving Our Democracy and Congressional Operations Towards Modernization Resolution of 2022
- H.R. 8616: VALID Act of 2022
- H.R. 8363: Earning Experience Act of 2022
- H.R. 8286: To take certain Federal land in the State of Washington into trust for …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2022, Kilmer missed 25 of 5,610 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better 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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