Rep. Lynn Westmoreland

Representative from Georgia’s 3rd District, Republican

Westmoreland, a Republican, has been the representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district (2005-2006).

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Analysis

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Westmoreland for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Lynn Westmoreland sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Westmoreland sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (80%) Government Operations and Politics (20%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Westmoreland’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5147: Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act
Sep 21, 2016. 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.
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.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Nay H.R. 212: Drinking Water Protection Act
Feb 24, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Westmoreland missed 633 of 8,861 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 194 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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