Read our 2016 Report Card for Ayotte.
Ayotte is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2016 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 Ayotte sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 10, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Ayotte was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1915 (114th): First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act
- S. 952 (114th): U.S. OUTDOOR Act
- S. 322 (114th): Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act
- S. 279 (114th): Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act
- S. 1456 (113th): A bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Shimon Peres.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Ayotte sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Health (16%) International Affairs (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Ayotte’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3448 (114th): Bring Our Heroes Home Act of 2016
- S. 3299 (114th): Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act
- S. 3242 (114th): Responsible Additions and Increases to Sustain Employee Health Benefits Act of 2016
- S.Res. 521 (114th): A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2016 as National ...
- S. 2941 (114th): Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2016
- S. 2879 (114th): Working Families Relief Act
- S. 2890 (114th): Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2016
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Ayotte missed 21 of 1,645 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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