Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II

Representative from Missouri’s 5th District, Democrat

Cleaver, a Democrat, has been the representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016) (map).



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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cleaver for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Emanuel Cleaver II sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cleaver sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (61%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Sports and Recreation (6%) Health (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Sep 2016, Cleaver missed 471 of 8,832 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 95 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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