Rep. Lacy Clay Jr.

Representative from Missouri’s 1st District, Democrat

Clay, a Democrat, has been the representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district since Jan 3, 2001 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Clay 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). Clay is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Clay for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Lacy Clay Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Clay sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (55%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Health (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Clay’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed.
Aye H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.Con.Res. 55: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces ...
Jun 17, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Sep 2016, Clay missed 729 of 11,049 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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