Rep. Donald Beyer

Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, Democrat

Beyer, a Democrat, is the representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Beyer.

Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Donald Beyer sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Beyer was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Beyer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Immigration (12%) Energy (12%) Commerce (12%)

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 249/177.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
Not Voting H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
Aye 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. ...
Yea 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jun 2017, Beyer missed 67 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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