Read our 2017 Report Card for Ratcliffe.
Ratcliffe 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 Ratcliffe has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John Ratcliffe sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- House Committee on Ethics
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
- Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
Ratcliffe was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1616: Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017
- H.R. 5877 (114th): United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016
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).
Ratcliffe sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (30%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Emergency Management (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) International Affairs (7%)
Some of Ratcliffe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5526: VOICES Act of 2018
- H.R. 5525: Lake Fannin Conveyance Act
- H.Res. 814: Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
- H.R. 5027: Protecting Rights of Those Exploited by Coercive Trafficking Act of 2018’
- H.R. 3640: Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Restructuring Act of 2017
- H.J.Res. 98: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
- H.R. 1842: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017
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S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
From Jan 2015 to Jul 2018, Ratcliffe missed 26 of 2,365 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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