Read our 2018 Report Card for Banks.
Banks 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Banks has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jim Banks sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
House Committee on Armed Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- House Committee on Education and Labor
Banks was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5348: Military Career Intermission Program Act of 2018
- H.R. 3656: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses ...
- H.R. 1391: Veterans Success on Campus Act of 2017
Does 3 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).
Banks sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Banks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3997: Safe Career Transitions for Intelligence and National Security Professionals
- H.R. 3996: VA Design-Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019
- H.R. 2903: Blocking Investment In Our Adversaries Act
- H.R. 2618: To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide a guarantee of residency ...
- H.R. 2538: Child Safety Accounts Act
- H.R. 2161: Pell Flexibility Act of 2019
- H.R. 2060: Ensuring a Secure Afghanistan Act
From Jan 2017 to Sep 2019, Banks missed 5 of 1,750 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better 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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