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Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers’s 2013 Report Card

Representative from Kentucky's 5th District
Republican
Serving Jan 5, 1981 – Jan 3, 2019


These special year-end statistics cover Rogers’s record during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Dec 1, 2014. On Dec. 1, 2014, the statistics were updated to remove Sen. Schatz from the list of Senate sophomores. Schatz only served for several days in the preceding 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 Rogers’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.

 

Got their bills out of committee the most often compared to Kentucky Delegation

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Rogers introduced 1 bill in 2013 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 298: To direct the Secretary of ...

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (83rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (42nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (61st percentile); House Republicans (41st percentile); Safe House Seats (58th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

Held the most committee positions compared to Kentucky Delegation

Rogers held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Rogers’s Profile »

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (83rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (77th percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the fewest bills compared to Kentucky Delegation

Rogers cosponsored 63 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 Kentucky Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (11th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (8th percentile); House Republicans (7th percentile); Safe House Seats (5th percentile); All Representatives (5th percentile).


 

Ranked the bottom follower compared to Kentucky Delegation

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 2013 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Rogers’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (13th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (13th percentile); House Republicans (7th percentile); Safe House Seats (12th percentile); All Representatives (12th percentile).


 

Got the fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to Kentucky Delegation

Rogers’s bills and resolutions had 13 cosponsors in 2013. 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 Kentucky Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (9th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (9th percentile); House Republicans (6th percentile); Safe House Seats (8th percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).


 

Wrote the most laws compared to House Republicans (tied with 1 other)

Rogers introduced 3 bills that became law in 2013. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013; H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations ...; H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (83rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (98th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Republicans (99th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 4th lowest % of bills compared to House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs

Rogers tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 18% of Rogers’s 11 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2013.

Compare to all House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (14th percentile); House Republicans (15th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (25th percentile); Safe House Seats (22nd percentile); All Representatives (21st percentile).

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


 

Was 10th most absent in votes compared to House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs

Rogers missed 4.4% of votes (28 of 641 votes) in 2013. View Rogers’s Profile »

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (67th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (66th percentile); Safe House Seats (73rd percentile); All Representatives (75th 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.


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 30th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years

Of the 63 bills that Rogers cosponsored, 8% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (17th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (22nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (16th percentile); House Republicans (52nd percentile); Safe House Seats (29th percentile); All Representatives (27th percentile).

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


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 0 of Rogers’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.

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

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


 

Bills Introduced

Rogers introduced 11 bills and resolutions in 2013. View Bills »

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (50th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (51st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (51st percentile); House Republicans (64th percentile); Safe House Seats (64th percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

0 of Rogers’s bills and resolutions in 2013 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.

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

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

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (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 2013) 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.