Read our 2018 Report Card for Clay.
Clay 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Clay has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Apr 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lacy Clay Jr. sits on the following committees:
Clay was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3058: Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act
- H.R. 1927: African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017
- H.R. 2908 (114th): National Bison Legacy Act
- H.J.Res. 70 (112th): To grant the consent of Congress to an amendment to the compact between the States of Missouri and Illinois providing that bonds issued by the Bi-State Development ...
- H.R. 6400 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 North 6th Street in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “Earl Wilson, Jr. Post Office”.
- H.R. 3072 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9810 Halls Ferry Road in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “Coach Jodie Bailey Post Office ...
- H.R. 1309 (110th): Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 2007
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).
Clay sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (29%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Health (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)
Some of Clay’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1608: Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2019
- H.R. 1446: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019
- H.R. 794: Correct the Census Count Act
- H.R. 254: To make technical amendments to chapter 3084 of title 54, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 7172: To make technical amendments to chapter 3084 of title 54, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 5454 (115th): Correct the Census Count Act
- H.R. 3072: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Examination and Reporting Threshold Act of 2017
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S. 3277: Space Frontier Act of 2018
Dec 21, 2018. Failed 239/137.
H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
H.R. 5698: Protect and Serve Act of 2018
May 16, 2018. Passed 382/35.
A bill that recently passed the House with large bipartisan support would change the way our country punishes anybody who kills or attempts to kill a law enforcement or police officer. #### Context 128 law enforcement officers were killed in 2017. And 2018 is on ...
H.R. 2874: 21st Century Flood Reform Act
Nov 14, 2017. Passed 237/189.
H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, introduces private market competition, and provides programmatic reform to help policyholders. An amendment in the nature of a substitute combines the amended text of H.R. 2874 with six additional Financial Services Committee reported ...
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
From Jan 2001 to Apr 2019, Clay missed 803 of 12,474 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. 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.
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