Read our 2020 Report Card for Dean.
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 14, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Madeleine Dean sits on the following committees:
Dean was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Dean sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Dean’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3094: To amend title 31, United States Code, to require the Secretary of the ...
- H.R. 2751: To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to codify a Federal cause of ...
- H.R. 2498: To provide for the discharge of a private education loan in the case ...
- H.R. 1629: Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act
- H.R. 1491: Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act
- H.R. 1477: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act
- H.R. 868: END Stigma Act
From Jan 2019 to May 2021, Dean missed 7 of 1,097 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. 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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