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Rep. Earl Pomeroy

Former Representative from North Dakota’s At-Large District, Democrat

Pomeroy, a Democrat, was the representative for North Dakota's at-large district from 1993 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Earl Pomeroy [D-ND0, 1993-2010]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Pomeroy sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pomeroy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Pomeroy was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were 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

Pomeroy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (32%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Commerce (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Pomeroy’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pomeroy’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Res. 1500 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 4899) making emergency supplemental appropriations for ...
Jul 1, 2010. Passed 215/210.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 249 (110th): To restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
Apr 26, 2007. Passed 277/137.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2010, Pomeroy missed 283 of 11,825 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 34 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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