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Rep. Jared Golden

Representative for Maine’s 2nd District

pronounced JAR-id // GOHL-dun


Golden is the representative for Maine’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Golden is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Photo of Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Golden.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

The chart is based on the bills Golden has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Jared Golden sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Golden 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

Golden sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (36%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Health (14%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Sep 2020, Golden missed 1 of 896 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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: