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Rep. Lee Terry

Former Representative for Nebraska’s 2nd District

Terry was the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1999 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Terry.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Terry is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Terry sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Terry was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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

Terry sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (25%) Health (25%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Commerce (6%) Immigration (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Terry 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 ...

Terry voted Aye

Terry voted Nay

Passed 303/121 on May 22, 2014.

Terry voted Aye

Terry voted No

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 ...

Terry voted Yea

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Terry voted Yea

Terry voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2014, Terry missed 203 of 10,986 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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: