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Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers’s 2014 Report Card

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


These special statistics cover Rogers’s record during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015) and compare him 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 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.

 

Wrote the most laws compared to All Representatives

Rogers introduced 9 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. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013; H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations ...; H.R. 3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability ...; H.R. 4152: Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, ...; H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014; H.J.Res. 106: Making further continuing appropriations for ...; H.J.Res. 124: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015; H.J.Res. 130: Making further continuing appropriations for ...; H.J.Res. 131: Making further continuing appropriations for ...

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (83rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (98th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Republicans (100th percentile); Safe House Seats (100th percentile); All Representatives (100th 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.


 

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 (76th percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the fewest bills compared to Kentucky Delegation

Rogers cosponsored 91 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 (7th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (5th percentile); House Republicans (5th percentile); Safe House Seats (4th percentile); All Representatives (4th 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 the 113th Congress 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 (7th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (8th percentile); House Republicans (6th percentile); Safe House Seats (8th percentile); All Representatives (7th percentile).


 

Got the fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to Kentucky Delegation

Rogers’s bills and resolutions had 17 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 Kentucky Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (7th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (6th percentile); House Republicans (6th percentile); Safe House Seats (6th percentile); All Representatives (5th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 2nd least often compared to Kentucky Delegation

Of the 91 bills that Rogers cosponsored, 10% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (17th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (24th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (19th percentile); House Republicans (51st 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.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 3rd lowest % of bills compared to House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs

Rogers tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 16% of Rogers’s 19 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 113th Congress.

Compare to all House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (6th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (14th percentile); House Republicans (10th percentile); Safe House Seats (14th percentile); All Representatives (12th percentile).

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


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd fewest bills compared to Kentucky Delegation (tied with 2 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 1 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.

Those bills were: H.R. 5230: Making supplemental appropriations for the ...

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (17th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (24th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (18th percentile); House Republicans (24th percentile); Safe House Seats (23rd percentile); All Representatives (23rd percentile).

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


 

Got influential cosponsors the 7th least often compared to House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (tied with 4 others)

1 of Rogers’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. 4152: Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, ...

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (33rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (13th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (15th percentile); House Republicans (16th percentile); Safe House Seats (15th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 49th least often compared to House Republicans (tied with 47 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Rogers introduced 1 bill in the 113th Congress 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 (33rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (31st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (42nd percentile); House Republicans (21st percentile); Safe House Seats (38th percentile); All Representatives (38th 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).


 

Bills Introduced

Rogers introduced 19 bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (67th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (58th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (62nd percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); Safe House Seats (71st percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Rogers missed 3.2% of votes (39 of 1,204 votes) in the 113th Congress. View Rogers’s Profile »

Compare to all Kentucky Delegation (50th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (49th percentile); Safe House Seats (59th percentile); All Representatives (61st 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.


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.