Rep. Donald Beyer

Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, Democrat

Beyer, a Democrat, has been the representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Beyer has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Beyer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Beyer for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Donald Beyer sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Beyer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (44%) Crime and Law Enforcement (33%) Commerce (22%)

Recent Bills

Some of Beyer’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Beyer’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
Nay H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
Jul 29, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2016, Beyer missed 54 of 1,311 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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