Rigell was the representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2016.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Rigell.
Rigell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Rigell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Rigell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Rigell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Rigell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4208 (114th): Authority for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of ...
- H.R. 3777 (114th): America First Act
- H.Con.Res. 71 (114th): Providing for a plan to alleviate the effects of sequestration.
- H.R. 2259 (114th): Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act
- H.R. 1840 (114th): Virginia Jobs and Energy Act
- H.R. 5165 (113th): Advancing Girls in STEM Act of 2014
- H.Res. 644 (113th): Condemning and disapproving of the failure of the Obama administration to comply ...
|Rigell’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed 229/158.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
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.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 2848 (113th): Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014
Sep 29, 2013. Passed 384/37.
H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th United States Congress and signed into law by US President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion ...
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 15, 2011. Passed 271/158.
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Rigell missed 32 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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