Read our 2022 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 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 3, 2019 to Mar 17, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Emanuel Cleaver sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Financial Services
Capital Markets subcommittees
- Housing and Insurance subcommittee Ranking Member
Cleaver was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6328 (117th): FinCEN Exam Delegation Study
- H.R. 1877 (117th): Security Screening During COVID-19 Act
- H.R. 4104 (116th): Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- 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 6 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:
Finance and Financial Sector (28%) Housing and Community Development (21%) Health (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Commerce (8%) Education (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Cleaver recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1572: To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the female telephone operators of the …
- H.R. 1444: To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to …
- H.R. 1387: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to increase civics …
- H.Res. 134: Congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their victory in Super Bowl LVII.
- H.Res. 1530 (117th): Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
- H.R. 9284 (117th): Disaster and Emergency Pricing Abuse Prevention Act
- H.R. 9226 (117th): Endowment Transparency Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2005 to Mar 2023, Cleaver missed 684 of 12,185 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills