Read our 2018 Report Card for Upton.
Upton 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 Upton has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Fred Upton sits on the following committees:
Upton was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5800: Medicaid Institutes for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering Inpatient Treatment for Individuals but Opportunities for Needed Access are Limited without Information Needed about Facility Obligations Act
- H.R. 829: Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017
- H.R. 5944 (114th): To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5414 (114th): FDA Cross-Center Collaboration Act of 2016
- H.R. 5728 (113th): STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014
- H.R. 3204 (113th): Drug Quality and Security Act
- H.R. 6433 (112th): FDA User Fee Corrections Act of 2012
Does 12 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).
Upton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Upton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2626: PFAS Accountability Act of 2019
- H.R. 750: Fairness to Essential Workers Act
- H.R. 500: Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019
- H.R. 370: Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act
- H.R. 6835: PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2018
- H.R. 5800: Medicaid Institutes for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering Inpatient Treatment for Individuals ...
- H.R. 5541: Removing Barriers to Allergy Diagnostic Testing Act of 2018
From Jan 1987 to Jul 2019, Upton missed 86 of 20,459 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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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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
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills