Kratovil was the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2009 to 2010.
Kratovil is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Kratovil sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Kratovil was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Kratovil sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Kratovil’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6348 (111th): To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the ...
- H.R. 6182 (111th): To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize the Administrator ...
- H.R. 5344 (111th): Coastal Habitat Conservation Act
- H.Res. 1360 (111th): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to guarantee reasonable time ...
- H.R. 5232 (111th): Sex Crime Re-Entry EvaluatioN (SCREEN) Act of 2010
- H.R. 4973 (111th): National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010
- H.R. 4932 (111th): Small Business Development Centers Relief Act of 2010
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2010, Kratovil missed 7 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: