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Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Representative for Oregon’s 5th District

Chavez-DeRemer is the representative for Oregon’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Chavez-DeRemer is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 55 years old.

Photo of Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer [R-OR5]


Chavez-DeRemer proposed $39 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $10 million to City of Bend, Oregon for “Hawthorne Avenue Pedestrian and Bicyclist Overcrossing”
  • $6 million to Bend Municipal Airport for “Bend Airport Federal Contract Control Tower (FCT) - New Construction”
  • $4 million to Oregon City for “Abernethy Green Access Project”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House

Committee Membership

Lori Chavez-DeRemer sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Chavez-DeRemer was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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

Chavez-DeRemer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (50%) Transportation and Public Works (50%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Chavez-DeRemer recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2023 to Sep 2023, Chavez-DeRemer missed 2 of 455 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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