Read our 2017 Report Card for Beyer.
Beyer 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 Beyer has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Donald Beyer sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Beyer was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4665 (114th): Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016
- H.R. 4999 (114th): Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act
- H.R. 1162 (114th): Science Prize Competitions Act
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).
Beyer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (36%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Immigration (8%) Energy (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Commerce (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Some of Beyer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5391: Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
- H.R. 4961: Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
- H.R. 4889: Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2018
- H.R. 4827: Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
- H.R. 4694: Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
- H.R. 3684: PROVE Act
- H.R. 3564: Security Clearance Review Act
|Beyer’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 5797: Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and Responsible in its Execution Act
Jun 20, 2018. Passed 261/155.
H.R. 5797 allows state Medicaid programs to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21 to 64 with an opioid use disorder for fiscal years 2019 to 2023. By removing the exclusion, Medicaid would pay for up to 30 total ...
H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
From Jan 2015 to Sep 2018, Beyer missed 103 of 2,434 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. 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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