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Rep. Gwen Moore’s 2014 Report Card

Representative from Wisconsin's 4th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 4, 2005 – Jan 3, 2021


These statistics cover Moore’s record during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 12, 2015. Although Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1], Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4], Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10], and Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] served in the 112th Congress, they took office within the last two months of the 112th Congress and here are grouped with other freshmen for the 113th Congress.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Moore’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Ranked most liberal compared to Wisconsin Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 113th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Moore’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (4th percentile); Safe House Seats (2nd percentile); All Representatives (2nd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the lowest % of bills compared to Wisconsin Delegation

Moore tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 13% of Moore’s 15 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 113th Congress.

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (9th percentile); Safe House Seats (8th percentile); All Representatives (7th percentile).

Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got their bills out of committee the least often compared to Wisconsin Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Moore introduced 0 bills in the 113th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the least often compared to Wisconsin Delegation (tied with 1 other)

1 of Moore’s bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 11: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act ...

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (14th percentile); Safe House Seats (15th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Was 2nd most absent in votes compared to Wisconsin Delegation

Moore missed 3.9% of votes (47 of 1,204 votes) in the 113th Congress. View Moore’s Profile »

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (75th percentile); Safe House Seats (65th percentile); All Representatives (68th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Introduced the 3rd fewest bills compared to Wisconsin Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Moore introduced 15 bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (25th percentile); House Democrats (50th percentile); Safe House Seats (56th percentile); All Representatives (54th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 3rd fewest bills compared to Wisconsin Delegation (tied with 3 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 3 of Moore’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.Res. 96: Expressing support for designation of ...; H.Res. 193: Supporting the goals and ideals ...; H.Res. 498: Expressing support for designation of ...

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (25th percentile); House Democrats (62nd percentile); Safe House Seats (68th percentile); All Representatives (67th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 28th least often compared to House Democrats

Of the 484 bills that Moore cosponsored, 22% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (50th percentile); House Democrats (13th percentile); Safe House Seats (57th percentile); All Representatives (55th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Cosponsored the 31st most bills compared to All Representatives

Moore cosponsored 484 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (75th percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); Safe House Seats (93rd percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Moore introduced 0 bills that became law in the 113th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Committee Positions

Moore held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Moore’s Profile »

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Moore’s bills and resolutions had 281 cosponsors in the 113th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (50th percentile); House Democrats (70th percentile); Safe House Seats (66th percentile); All Representatives (66th percentile).


 

Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 113th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Moore’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (50th percentile); House Democrats (71st percentile); Safe House Seats (54th percentile); All Representatives (55th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Moore supported any of 12 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Moore 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Wisconsin Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 113th Congress) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.