Huffman 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 Huffman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Huffman was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2405: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2019
- H.R. 1388: Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019
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).
Huffman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (29%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Education (14%) Energy (14%) Labor and Employment (9%) Native Americans (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)
Some of Huffman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 9053: To amend title 40, United States Code, to prevent Members of Congress and ...
- H.R. 8986: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 ...
- H.R. 7969: Postal Vehicle Modernization Act
- H.R. 7970: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 183 ...
- H.R. 7876: Polar Bear Cub Survival Act of 2020
- H.R. 6823: SHELTER Act of 2020
- H.Res. 893: Expressing support for designation of March 21, 2020, as “National Rosie the Riveter ...
From Jan 2013 to Jan 2021, Huffman missed 164 of 4,711 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% 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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