Collins was the representative for Georgia’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2020.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Collins.
Collins is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 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 Collins sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Collins was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1952: Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019
- H.R. 1219: Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act
- H.R. 5933 (115th): Substance Abuse Prevention Act of 2018
- H.R. 5682 (115th): FIRST STEP Act
- H.R. 3821 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 Main Street in Clermont, Georgia, as the “Zack T. Addington Post Office”.
- H.R. 4943 (115th): CLOUD Act
- H.R. 4706 (115th): Music Modernization Act of 2017
Does 15 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).
Collins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1194: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Nancy Pelosi should be ...
- H.J.Res. 96: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to ensure that ...
- H.R. 6863: COVID-19 Accountability Act
- H.R. 5082: Gigabit Opportunity Act
- H.Res. 634: Providing for the consideration of the bill (S. 820) to strengthen programs authorized ...
- H.R. 4009: Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2019
- H.R. 3442: Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes Act
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2020, Collins missed 214 of 4,693 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. 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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