Dean is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Dean has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 16, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Madeleine Dean sits on the following committees:
Dean was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7866 (116th): PFAS Free Foam Research and Development Act
- H.R. 4300 (116th): Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019
Does 2 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).
Dean sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Dean recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7716: Coordinating Substance Use and Homelessness Care Act of 2022
- H.R. 6477: Combating Wildlife Trafficking Financing and Proceeds Study Act
- H.R. 6079: Congressional Subpoena Compliance and Enforcement Act
- H.R. 6067: Clarity in Consumer Disclosures Act of 2021
- H.R. 6058: PFAS Health Study Act of 2021
- H.R. 5950: Improving Patient Access to Care and Treatment Act
- H.Res. 778: Expressing support for the recognition of the week of November 7 through November …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to May 2022, Dean missed 8 of 1,610 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.
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