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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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%) International Affairs (7%) Immigration (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2016, Ellison missed 443 of 7,618 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: