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Rep. Hansen Clarke

Former Representative for Michigan’s 13th District

Clarke was the representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2011 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Hansen Clarke [D-MI13, 2011-2012]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Clarke is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Clarke sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Clarke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (46%) Taxation (17%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Education (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Clarke recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Clarke voted Nay

Passed 365/43 on Nov 16, 2012.

The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan …

Clarke voted No

Clarke voted Nay

Clarke voted Nay

Clarke voted No

Clarke voted No

Passed 269/161 on Aug 1, 2011.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th …

Clarke 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 …

Clarke voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jan 2013, Clarke missed 10 of 1,606 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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