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Rep. Marcia Fudge

Representative for Ohio’s 11th District

pronounced MAHR-shuh // FUH-j


Fudge is the representative for Ohio’s 11th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Nov 19, 2008. Fudge is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fudge 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 Fudge has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 89% Human Rights Campaign: 88% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B United States Chamber of Commerce: 58% The Club for Growth: 7%

Enacted Legislation

Fudge was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fudge sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (35%) Agriculture and Food (30%) Health (15%) Environmental Protection (10%) Labor and Employment (5%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fudge voted No

Passed 416/7 on Mar 22, 2017.

Health care is one of the most contentious and partisan issues on Capitol Hill, but a bill intended to increase competition in the health insurance ...

Fudge voted No

Fudge voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Fudge voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Fudge voted No

Fudge voted Aye

Fudge voted Nay

Fudge voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Dec 2008 to Jan 2021, Fudge missed 319 of 7,979 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% 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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Primary Sources

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