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Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 9th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 1983 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Kaptur’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Kaptur’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got their bills out of committee the 2nd most often compared to Ohio Delegation

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Kaptur introduced 6 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.Res. 672: Expressing support of the Three ...; H.R. 1271: Vet HP Act; H.R. 2960: Energy and Water Development and ...; H.R. 4470: To rename the Saint Lawrence ...; H.R. 4790: Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility ...; H.R. 7613: Energy and Water Development and ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (73rd percentile); House Democrats (66th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 3rd most bills compared to Ohio Delegation

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 14 of Kaptur’s 24 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Kaptur caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (68th percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Cosponsored the 3rd most bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Kaptur cosponsored 480 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (68th percentile); House Democrats (45th percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 3rd least often compared to Ohio Delegation

Of the 480 bills that Kaptur cosponsored, 12% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (12th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (49th percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Ranked 3rd most politically left compared to Ohio Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Kaptur’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (12th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (38th percentile); House Democrats (54th percentile); All Representatives (29th percentile).


 

Ranked the 4th top leader compared to Ohio Delegation

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Kaptur’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (75th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); House Democrats (54th percentile); All Representatives (72nd percentile).


 

Wrote the 17th most laws compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 14 others)

Kaptur introduced 3 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 1271: Vet HP Act; H.R. 2960: Energy and Water Development and ...; H.R. 4790: Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (75th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (83rd percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Got bicameral support on the 28th fewest bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 24 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Kaptur’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 4470: To rename the Saint Lawrence ...; H.R. 4790: Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (25th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (25th percentile); House Democrats (11th percentile); All Representatives (25th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Got the 110th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Kaptur’s bills and resolutions had 544 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (75th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (65th percentile); House Democrats (58th percentile); All Representatives (75th percentile).


 

Bills Introduced

Kaptur introduced 24 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (57th percentile); House Democrats (37th percentile); All Representatives (57th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

5 of Kaptur’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 100: Recognizing the 100th anniversary of ...; H.Res. 672: Expressing support of the Three ...; H.R. 3205: Coast Guard Youth STEM Programs ...; H.R. 4790: Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility ...; H.R. 7292: The COVID-19 Hospital and Health ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (51st percentile); House Democrats (42nd percentile); All Representatives (61st percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Kaptur held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Kaptur’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (19th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Kaptur missed 2.9% of votes (28 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Kaptur’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.