Buck 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Buck has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Ken Buck sits on the following committees:
Buck was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1330 (116th): Amache Study Act
- H.R. 6779 (115th): Using Data to Prevent Opioid Diversion Act of 2018
- H.R. 5844 (115th): Amache Study Act
Does 3 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).
Buck sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (22%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) International Affairs (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Taxation (11%) Immigration (8%) Education (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Buck recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9177: Combating Organized Retail Crime Act of 2022
- H.R. 8441: No Federal Tax Dollars for Illegal Aliens Health Insurance Act of 2022
- H.R. 8175: Stop Pills That Kill Act
- H.R. 8098: To limit eligibility for public service loan forgiveness to borrowers of Federal student …
- H.R. 8001: Countering Atrocities through Currency Accountability Act of 2022
- H.R. 7839: Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act
- H.R. 7817: Multilateral Aid Review Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2022, Buck missed 240 of 4,421 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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