Read our 2017 Report Card for Rutherford.
Rutherford 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 Rutherford has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John Rutherford sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
- House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Rutherford was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Rutherford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Rutherford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5698: Protect and Serve Act of 2018
- H.R. 5014: PROTECT Florida Act
- H.R. 4909: STOP School Violence Act of 2018
- H.R. 4555: DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017
- H.R. 4132: Veterans Affairs Physician Recruitment Act of 2017
- H.R. 3965: Veterans Armed for Success Act
- H.R. 3265: E-2 Visa Improvement Act of 2017
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H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2018, Rutherford missed 63 of 978 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is much worse 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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