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Rep. Joe Neguse’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Colorado's 2nd District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2019 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Neguse’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Neguse’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Introduced the most bills compared to House Freshmen

Neguse introduced 56 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (86th percentile); House Freshmen (99th percentile); House Democrats (94th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Was most present in votes compared to Colorado Delegation

Neguse missed 0.4% of votes (4 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Neguse’s Profile »

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (23rd percentile); All Representatives (10th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to House Freshmen

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 16 of Neguse’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 474: Bolts Ditch Access and Use …; H.R. 675: Safe Helicopters Now Act; H.R. 823: Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy …; H.R. 2107: Affordable College Textbook Act; H.R. 3048: To extend the Secure Rural …; H.R. 3237: Platte River Recovery Implementation Program …; H.R. 3479: Save Affordable Housing Act of …; H.R. 5458: Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary …; H.R. 5459: Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership …; H.R. 5485: Ally’s Act; H.R. 5520: Research and Development Tax Credit …; H.R. 7036: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and …; H.R. 7882: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and …; H.R. 7940: Protect America’s Children from Toxic …; H.R. 8052: Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act of …; H.R. 8226: Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of …

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (86th percentile); House Freshmen (98th percentile); House Democrats (96th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Ranked 2nd most politically left compared to Colorado Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Neguse’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (14th percentile); House Freshmen (21st percentile); House Democrats (54th percentile); All Representatives (30th percentile).


 

Wrote the 2nd most laws compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Neguse introduced 9 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 473: To authorize the Every Word …; H.R. 475: Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment …; H.R. 3048: To extend the Secure Rural …; H.R. 3237: Platte River Recovery Implementation Program …; H.R. 5458: Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary …; H.R. 5459: Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership …; H.R. 7036: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and …; H.R. 7882: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and …; H.R. 8226: Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of …

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (86th percentile); House Freshmen (99th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Got their bills out of committee the 2nd most often compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Neguse introduced 10 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 473: To authorize the Every Word …; H.R. 475: Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment …; H.R. 823: Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy …; H.R. 3048: To extend the Secure Rural …; H.R. 3237: Platte River Recovery Implementation Program …; H.R. 5458: Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary …; H.R. 5459: Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership …; H.R. 7036: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and …; H.R. 7882: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and …; H.R. 8226: Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of …

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (86th percentile); House Freshmen (97th percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 2nd most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 2 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 24 of Neguse’s 56 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Neguse caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (86th percentile); House Freshmen (96th percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Got the 5th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Freshmen

Neguse’s bills and resolutions had 594 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (71st percentile); House Freshmen (95th percentile); House Democrats (62nd percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Ranked the 5th top leader compared to House Freshmen

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Neguse’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (71st percentile); House Freshmen (95th percentile); House Democrats (61st percentile); All Representatives (77th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 8th most bills compared to House Freshmen

Neguse cosponsored 680 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (86th percentile); House Freshmen (92nd percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 43rd most often compared to House Democrats

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 680 bills that Neguse cosponsored, 14% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (29th percentile); House Freshmen (38th percentile); House Democrats (82nd percentile); All Representatives (45th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Powerful Cosponsors

4 of Neguse’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 473: To authorize the Every Word …; H.R. 734: Next Generation Votes Act; H.R. 7036: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and …; H.R. 8226: Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of …

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (29th percentile); House Freshmen (58th percentile); House Democrats (28th percentile); All Representatives (50th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Neguse held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Neguse’s Profile »

Compare to all Colorado Delegation (14th percentile); House Freshmen (68th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.