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Rep. Frank Wolf

Former Representative for Virginia’s 10th District

Wolf was the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Wolf.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wolf is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Wolf sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wolf was the primary sponsor of 30 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 30 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wolf sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (31%) Transportation and Public Works (21%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wolf voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Wolf voted Aye

Wolf voted Nay

Wolf voted No

Wolf voted No

Wolf voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2014, Wolf missed 228 of 20,018 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: