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Rep. Glenn Grothman

Representative for Wisconsin’s 6th District

pronounced glen // GROHTH-mun


Grothman is the representative for Wisconsin’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Grothman is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Grothman has cosponsored 38 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Grothman.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Grothman 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 Grothman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 88% United States Chamber of Commerce: 73% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B League of Conservation Voters: 2% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Glenn Grothman sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Grothman was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Grothman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Education (17%) Labor and Employment (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Taxation (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Immigration (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Grothman voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Grothman voted Yea

Grothman 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 ...

Grothman voted Nay

Passed 407/4 on Dec 5, 2017.

H.R. 3731, would remove certain limits on overtime pay earned by employees of the Secret Service who either provided protective services in calendar year 2017 ...

Grothman voted Nay

Grothman voted No

Grothman 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. ...

Grothman 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Mar 2021, Grothman missed 78 of 3,551 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with 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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Primary Sources

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