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Rep. Jay Inslee

Former Representative for Washington’s 1st District

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).

Photo of Rep. Jay Inslee [D-WA1, 1999-2012]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Inslee was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

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.
Yea H.R. 2551 (112th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012
Jul 22, 2011. Passed 252/159.
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 ...
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
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.
No H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jul 27, 2007. Passed 231/191.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
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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