Collins, a Republican, is the representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2013. Collins is next up for reelection in 2018.
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Collins 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 Collins has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Doug Collins sits on the following committees:
Collins was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4618 (114th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 121 Spring Street SE in Gainesville, Georgia, as the “Sidney Oslin Smith, Jr. Federal Building and ...
- H.R. 2137 (114th): Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015
- H.R. 1854 (114th): Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015
- H.R. 4224 (114th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 121 Spring Street SE in Gainesville, Georgia, as the “Sidney Olsin Smith, Jr. Federal Building and ...
- H.R. 3326 (114th): Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015
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).
Collins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Taxation (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Health (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) International Affairs (7%) Commerce (5%)
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 645: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 38) to amend title 18, United ...
- H.Res. 579: Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
- H.Res. 577: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 469) to impose certain limitations on ...
- H.Res. 562: Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 585) to provide greater whistleblower protections ...
- H.R. 3821: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 ...
- H.Res. 513: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3697) to amend the Immigration and ...
- H.R. 3718: International Communications Privacy Act
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H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
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 ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 5021 (113th): Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
Jul 15, 2014. Passed 367/55.
H.R. 5029 (113th): International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2014
Jul 14, 2014. Passed 346/41.
H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 23, 2013. Passed 285/144.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2017, Collins missed 89 of 3,204 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 31 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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