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Rep. Kristi Noem

Former Representative for South Dakota’s At-Large District

pronounced KRISS-tee // nohm

Noem was the representative for South Dakota’s at-large district and was a Republican. She served from 2011 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Noem.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Noem is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Noem sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 84% NumbersUSA: 81% FreedomWorks: 79% United States Chamber of Commerce: 71% The Club for Growth: 68% NIAC Action: D The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D American Civil Liberties Union: 7% League of Conservation Voters: 3% Human Rights Campaign: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Noem was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Noem sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (28%) Taxation (20%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Social Welfare (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Native Americans (7%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Noem voted No

Failed 193/231 on Jun 21, 2018.

This bill would make sweeping changes to laws governing legal and illegal immigration. For legal immigration, it would end the diversity program and chain migration ...

Noem voted No

Passed 240/186 on Feb 9, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have ...

Noem voted Yea

Passed 277/151 on Sep 30, 2015.

This was a vote to agree to the provisions to keep the government funded through December 11, 2015 that the Senate had added in a ...

Noem voted Nay

Passed 300/131 on Jun 10, 2015.

The Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 would repeal the requirement for meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. Currently ...

Noem voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Noem voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Noem voted Aye

Noem voted No

Noem voted Nay

Passed 330/93 on May 9, 2012.

The Export–Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 amended the Export–Import Bank Act of 1945 to extend the termination of functions of the Export–Import Bank of ...

Noem voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2018, Noem missed 302 of 5,345 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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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Primary Sources

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