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Sen. Jacky Rosen’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Nevada's 3rd District
Democrat
Served Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2019


These statistics cover Rosen’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

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 Rosen’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 bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 6 of Rosen’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. 3855: Securing the Electric Grid to ...; H.R. 4639: Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement ...; H.R. 4783: Veterans Deserve Better Act; H.R. 5028: Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act; H.R. 6340: Capping Prescription Costs Act of ...; H.R. 7025: IMPROVE Transition for Servicemembers Act

Compare to all House Freshmen (96th percentile); House Democrats (85th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).

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


 

Was 4th most absent in votes compared to House Freshmen

Rosen missed 7.9% of votes (96 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Rosen’s Profile »

Compare to all House Freshmen (94th percentile); All Representatives (87th 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.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 5th most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 15 of Rosen’s 21 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Rosen caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all House Freshmen (91st percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 7th most bills compared to House Freshmen

Rosen cosponsored 467 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 House Freshmen (90th percentile); House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).


 

Got the 7th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Freshmen

Rosen’s bills and resolutions had 372 cosponsors in the 115th 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 House Freshmen (90th percentile); House Democrats (66th percentile); All Representatives (72nd percentile).


 

Ranked the 7th top leader compared to House Freshmen

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 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Rosen’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all House Freshmen (90th percentile); House Democrats (70th percentile); All Representatives (61st percentile).


 

Supported government transparency the 7th most often compared to House Freshmen (tied with 3 others)

GovTrack looked at whether Rosen supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Rosen 4 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Rosen cosponsored H.R. 4396: ME TOO Congress Act; H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...; H.R. 4481: To amend the Congressional Accountability ...; H.R. 4494: Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund ...

Compare to all House Freshmen (85th percentile); House Democrats (82nd percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 29th most often compared to All Representatives

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 467 bills that Rosen cosponsored, 38% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all House Freshmen (89th percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).

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


 

Ranked 38th most conservative compared to House Democrats

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Rosen’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all House Freshmen (27th percentile); House Democrats (81st percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Rosen introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th 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. 4783: Veterans Deserve Better Act

Compare to all House Freshmen (37th percentile); House Democrats (48th percentile); All Representatives (34th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Introduced

Rosen introduced 21 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all House Freshmen (73rd percentile); House Democrats (56th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Rosen introduced 2 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 3397: Building Blocks of STEM Act; H.R. 4783: Veterans Deserve Better Act

Compare to all House Freshmen (33rd percentile); House Democrats (46th percentile); All Representatives (27th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

3 of Rosen’s bills and resolutions in the 115th 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.Res. 1031: Authorizing certain Committees of the ...; H.R. 1868: Restoring American Privacy Act of ...; H.R. 3316: Code Like a Girl Act

Compare to all House Freshmen (51st percentile); House Democrats (37th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Rosen held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Rosen’s Profile »

Compare to all House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Democrats (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 the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.