Payne 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 Payne has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Donald Payne Jr. sits on the following committees:
Payne was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1570 (116th): Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2020
- H.R. 615 (114th): DHS Interoperable Communications Act
- H.R. 1376 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the “Judge Shirley …
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).
Payne sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Payne recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 958: Supporting the designation of March 2022 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
- H.R. 6387: School and Daycare Protection Act
- H.R. 5986: Men’s Health Awareness and Improvement Act
- H.Res. 698: Supporting the designation of October 2, 2021, as World Ostomy Day and National …
- H.R. 5393: Eliminating Local News Deserts Act of 2021
- H.Res. 633: Expressing support for the designation of September 2021 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness …
- H.R. 4426: Homeland Security for Children Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Nov 2012 to May 2022, Payne missed 470 of 5,428 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is much worse 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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