Read our 2018 Report Card for Collins.
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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Doug Collins sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, House Committee on the Judiciary
Collins was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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: 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: CLOUD Act
- H.R. 4706 (115th): Music Modernization Act of 2017
- H.R. 3356: Prison Reform and Redemption Act
Does 14 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4009: Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2019
- H.R. 3442: Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes Act
- H.R. 3333: Community Post Office Act
- H.R. 2376: Prescription Pricing for the People Act of 2019
- H.R. 1952: Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019
- H.Res. 243: Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, ...
- H.R. 1339: MVP Act of 2019
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2019, Collins missed 135 of 4,253 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% 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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