Read our 2016 Report Card for Westmoreland.
Westmoreland is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Westmoreland sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Westmoreland was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2056 (112th): To instruct the Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to study the impact of insured depository institution failures, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3229 (110th): National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 2309 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3916 Milgen Road in Columbus, Georgia, as the “Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr. Post Office Building”.
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).
Westmoreland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Westmoreland’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5455 (114th): Protecting Consumer Financial Information Act
- H.R. 4894 (114th): To repeal title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer ...
- H.R. 4248 (114th): FSOC Designation Review Act
- H.R. 3699 (114th): Judgement Fund Taxpayer Accountability Act
- H.R. 3655 (114th): EPA Pays Act
- H.R. 3531 (114th): No Exemptions for EPA Act of 2015
- H.R. 2094 (114th): To repeal titles I and II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform ...
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Westmoreland missed 652 of 8,880 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. 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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