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Rep. George Holding

Representative for North Carolina’s 2nd District

pronounced jorj // HOHL-ding

Holding is the representative for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Holding is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 2013 to 2016.

Photo of Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Holding.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Holding 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 Holding has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 6, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 90% The Club for Growth: 86% FreedomWorks: 85% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% NumbersUSA: 71% NIAC Action: D The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D League of Conservation Voters: 3% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

George Holding sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Holding was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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

Holding sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (48%) Health (23%) International Affairs (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Holding voted Nay

Holding voted Nay

Passed 358/36 on Dec 20, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FIRST Step Act, the Senate's criminal justice reform bill. The text of this bill was replaced ...

Holding voted Nay

Passed 369/47 on Dec 12, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Holding voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Holding voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Holding voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Holding 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 ...

Holding voted Aye

Holding voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2019, Holding missed 99 of 4,395 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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Primary Sources

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