Rep. Larry Kissell

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 8th District, Democrat

Kissell, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district from 2009 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Larry Kissell [D-NC8, 2009-2012]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Kissell sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kissell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kissell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Kissell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (35%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Health (9%) Taxation (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Emergency Management (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kissell’s Vote Vote Description
No H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 4628 (112th): Interest Rate Reduction Act
Apr 27, 2012. Passed 215/195.
Aye 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 change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
No H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Jan 2013, Kissell missed 50 of 3,261 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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