Rep. Heath Shuler

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 11th District, Democrat

Shuler, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district from 2007 to 2012.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Shuler sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shuler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shuler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Commerce (12%) Immigration (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Jan 2013, Shuler missed 379 of 5,137 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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