Cleaver is the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 4, 2005. Cleaver is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Cleaver.
Cleaver 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 Cleaver has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 6, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Emanuel Cleaver II sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Financial Services
Housing, Community Development, and Insurance subcommittees
- National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy subcommittee Chair
- National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy subcommittee Chair
House Committee on Homeland Security
Transportation and Maritime Security subcommittees
- House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
Cleaver was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1454 (113th): To make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6198 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1700 Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, as the “Reverend Earl Abel Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3572 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4320 Blue Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri, as the “Wallace S. Hartsfield Post Office Building”.
Does 3 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).
Cleaver sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cleaver’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6964: To establish a lower Missouri River flood prevention program, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6806: COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Act of 2020
- H.R. 6457: Disaster and Emergency Pricing Abuse Prevention Act
- H.R. 6326: COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Act of 2020
- H.R. 6327: To authorize United States participation in, and contributions to, the Nineteenth Replenishment of ...
- H.Res. 830: Congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their victory in Super Bowl LIV.
- H.Res. 671: Urging the United Arab Emirates to immediately end any activities enabling money laundering ...
From Jan 2005 to Jul 2020, Cleaver missed 621 of 10,929 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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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