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Rep. Jack Metcalf

Former Representative for Washington’s 2nd District

Metcalf was the representative for Washington’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Jack Metcalf [R-WA2, 1995-2000]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Metcalf is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Metcalf sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Metcalf was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Metcalf sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Law (18%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Commerce (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2000, Metcalf missed 127 of 3,741 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: