Rep. Jay Inslee

Former Representative from Washington’s 1st District, Democrat

Inslee, a Democrat, was the representative for Washington's 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Washington's 4th congressional district (1993-1994).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Inslee 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Inslee is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Inslee was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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

Inslee sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (20%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Environmental Protection (14%) Commerce (10%) Law (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Inslee’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 3078 (112th): United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Passed 262/167.
No H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
Aye S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
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 S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 263/171.
This is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill ...
Nay H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Mar 2012, Inslee missed 156 of 10,357 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2012. ProPublica has tracked 7 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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