Marchant is the representative for Texas’s 24th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 4, 2005. Marchant is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Marchant.
Marchant 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 Marchant has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kenny Marchant sits on the following committees:
Marchant was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5778 (115th): Promoting Outpatient Access to Non-Opioid Treatments Act
- H.R. 1773 (114th): Residue Entries and Streamlining Trade Act
Does 2 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).
Marchant sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Marchant’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8359: PTC Elimination Act
- H.R. 4130: Keeping HSAs Accessible Act of 2019
- H.R. 3946: Debt Solution and Accountability Act
- H.R. 2598: Developing Education by Leveraging Tuition Assistance Act
- H.R. 1838: Social Security Child Protection Act of 2019
- H.R. 1662: Cultivating Learning Assistance for Student Success Act
- H.R. 7248 (115th): Reducing Administrative Burden and Becoming Increasingly Transparent Act
From Jan 2005 to Oct 2020, Marchant missed 881 of 11,009 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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