Read our 2020 Report Card for Bacon.
Bacon 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 Bacon has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Don Bacon sits on the following committees:
Bacon was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 504 (116th): DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act
- H.R. 4754 (115th): Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act
- H.R. 3201 (115th): Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2018
Does 3 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).
Bacon sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bacon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5658: DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act
- H.R. 5636: Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act
- H.R. 5358: To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish an election research program …
- H.R. 5200: To direct the Department of Defense to designate an executive agent responsible for …
- H.R. 5202: To require the Department of Defense to revise the system used for categorizing …
- H.R. 5201: To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish and maintain a database that …
- H.R. 5197: To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the submission of an …
From Jan 2017 to Dec 2021, Bacon missed 10 of 2,565 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. 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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