Inslee is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Inslee sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Inslee was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5809 (111th): Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010
- H.R. 955 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10355 Northeast Valley Road in Rollingbay, Washington, as the “John ‘Bud’ Hawk Post Office”.
- H.R. 2344 (111th): Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009
- H.R. 7084 (110th): Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008
- H.R. 161 (110th): Minidoka National Historic Site Act
- H.R. 3747 (107th): Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Memorial Study Act of 2002
Does 6 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).
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%)
Some of Inslee’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3703 (112th): Fellowships for Undergraduate Training and Useful Research in Energy-related Science, Technology, Engineering, …
- H.R. 3465 (112th): National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
- H.R. 2994 (112th): Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2011
- H.R. 2750 (112th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the investment …
- H.R. 2490 (112th): To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for a study …
- H.R. 1847 (112th): Domestic Fuel for Enhancing National Security Act of 2011
- H.R. 1520 (112th): Offshore Drilling Safety Improvement Act
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. 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. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.
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