Rep. Howard Coble

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 6th District, Republican

Coble, a Republican, was the representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district from 1985 to 2014.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Coble.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Coble 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 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Coble is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Coble was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coble sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (80%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Coble’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 3857 (112th): Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act
Sep 12, 2012. Passed 355/62.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 4628 (112th): Interest Rate Reduction Act
Apr 27, 2012. Passed 215/195.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Dec 2014, Coble missed 692 of 18,300 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 34 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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