Rep. Keith Ellison

Representative from Minnesota’s 5th District, Democrat

Ellison, a Democrat, has been the representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ellison has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ellison is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Ellison for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Keith Ellison sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ellison sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (30%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Taxation (10%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Immigration (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) International Affairs (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Ellison’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ellison’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.Res. 720: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for ...
May 11, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 1191: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015
May 14, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
No H.R. 529: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.
Feb 25, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2016, Ellison missed 451 of 7,660 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 207 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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